Re: [CR]Bar-End Cable Sheaths

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Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 20:01:30 -0500
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: Classic Rendezvous <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Bar-End Cable Sheaths
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From: "John Thompson" <>

Barb & Dan Artley wrote:
> The stainless bar end housing is only good if you're making it period
> correct, but even then most folks I knew replaced it with vinyl coated
> and as soon as it was available, nylon or Teflon? lined housing. The
> spiral stainless is a total loss grease system. You'll lose all the
> grease on the first hot day.

One brand of teflon-lined housing available in the early 80s had a liner that could be readily removed from the housing. I pulled enough of this teflon liner out to use with the stainless housing (it slid right in, problem) and have been using it that way ever since.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA