Re: [CR]So what about sanding down the brake cable ...?

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Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2007 16:39:08 -0500
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]So what about sanding down the brake cable ...?
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From: "John Thompson" <johndthompson@gmail.com>


Bianca Pratorius wrote:
> As the title says, does it help in reducing friction by sanding down the
> standard brake cable before using? Another list member just suggested
> it. The local wrench poo pooed the idea when I brought it up, but it
> seems as if it just might work.

"Standard" as in on-topic cables? That might help for the cheaper variety that weren't prepped in any way to reduce roughness (high-end ones were, I think by drawing them through a die). Many modern cables have a thin Teflon coating that sanding would remove, to no apparent benefit.

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA