>Phil Brown wrote: Why? The two housings have >completely different constructions. The brake is
>spiral wound and not subject to the same failure mode as the >SIS housing.
Because my brakes aren't spiral-wound housings, they're SIS housings!
Steve ----- Original Message ----- From: Philcycles@aol.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2004 6:47 PM Subject: Re: [CR]Celeste cables and manners
In a message dated 4/4/04 5:39:18 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>Today I was adjusting a derailleur on an older Nishiki Prestige. Everything >looked good, until I shifted up to first gear. The SIS cable housing completely >blew out, for a "sudden and complete failure". This was at the short section >of housing that goes into the rear derailleur. The plastic was not crusty, >but felt plyable -- it looked good from the outside. I've not actually >seen this happen before. > > > >This week I'll be changing out my brake cable housings on my Kestrel's >(usual rider) brakes.
Why? The two housings have completely different constructions. The brake is
spiral wound and not subject to the same failure mode as the SIS housing.
Nice ride sans derailleurs today in San Rafael, Cailf.