Re: [CR]Thin & Bare Gear Cable Housing - French

(Example: Racing)

From: "David Snyder" <>
To: "Classic Rendezvous" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Thin & Bare Gear Cable Housing - French
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 23:12:37 -0800

Often the original vinyl covering cracks and falls off after many years, often with a bit of help from the owner(s). I haven't found a source for ~4.5mm housings, but did find that a 5mm CLB housing/cable kit fit my early 1950's Christophe road bike perfectly, including the ferrules. The original color-matched 4.5mm housings were a sloppy fit in the lever and caliper housing recepticles, so the more modern parts improved on that, as well as performance. The CLB alloy housings with clear covering look great here and the LAM brakes are now excellent with the fitment of some Superbe pads.

David Snyder Auburn, CA usa

> The cable housing on a 1950's french touring bike I have came with realy
> small diameter cable housing.
> The housing is bare, it has no plastic covering.
> Never seen that before, was it common?
> And if so, is replacement cable housing still available?



> Amir Avitzur