Back in the seventies/eighties I preferred the braided wire brake cables over the stiffer Campagnolo cables. The Campy cables combined with their sidepulls were so stiff that if you ran over a small pebble or rock while braking the tire would 'skip' for a little jump. The braided wires soaked up those little skips and still seemed to brake as well. The modern pressed stainless seems a great compromise and works so well with plastic lined housing and Triflow juiced through. Just my opinion.
Dan Artley in Parkton, Maryland