[CR]Vitus 979 Internal Cable Routing

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From: "Joel Rittvo" <jrittvo@alumni.princeton.edu>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 12:01:02 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [CR]Vitus 979 Internal Cable Routing

I am building up a Vitus 979 frame. It was given to me with a length of brake cable casing liner running through the top tube internal cable routing, with 2 inches or so showing out of each of the built-in top tube casing receptor/stops. I have both a set of Campy lined black cables that came with the C-Record brakes I'm fitting to this frame, and some spare spiral-wound stainless steel casing really meant for bar end shifter cabling. I would like to use the stainless casing for the brake cables, but the lining is a little bit too big to feed into them, so I would have to run the cable itself bare in the internal top tube routing portion.

First question: Is this a foolish idea altogether?

Second question: If I stick with a lined casing, can I just remove the casing that is presently in the frame and simply feed the new casing through, or, do I need to feed the new lining in as I move the old lining out with a cable inside both holding them together, or, do I use portions of new and old lining together cut to length and mated in the new housing?

Thanks for any advice!

Joel Rittvo
Hoboken, NJ