Re: [CR]Cable Housing - Friction Shift vs. Brake ?

(Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente)

Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 09:26:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: "r cielec" <teaat4p@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Cable Housing - Friction Shift vs. Brake ?
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <8801bb250607030034g3e0db1b5o2330d6c831a2ea74@mail.gmail.com>


Mitch: Thanks. STI = Indexed shifting, yes?

What of friction shifting before indexed? This pre-index era type is that of which I am curious and forgetful.

Richard Cielec Chicago, Illinois

Mitch Harris <mitch.harris@gmail.com> wrote: Look at the cut end. With STI shifter housing you will see many tiny wire ends pointed straight at you. The metal in the STI housing runs lengthwise, longitutinal, to minimize compresion caused change in length. Brake housing hand a single fatter spiral metal wire that is orientd sort of across the direction of the housing.

--Mitch

On 7/2/06, r cielec <teaat4p@yahoo.com> wrote: Ahoy!

How does one identify which of that loose & lay-about housing is which? I thought the metal coil was different but, I do not remember the details. No, I don't have definite bits I can use to compare. I apologise for this remedial question; just having a memory lapse.

Thanks.

Regards,

Richard Cielec Chicago, Illinois

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