Traditional ribbed cable housing

General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
Tcc
Posts: 189
Joined: 29 May 2015, 8:35am

Traditional ribbed cable housing

Postby Tcc » 9 Aug 2018, 7:10pm

Hi
Does anyone know a supplier of traditional, black, brake cable housing - with the longitudinal ribs?
I’ve found someone via eBay but they only sell white
Thanks for your help

PT1029
Posts: 522
Joined: 16 Apr 2012, 9:20pm

Re: Traditional ribbed cable housing

Postby PT1029 » 9 Aug 2018, 9:29pm

I can't help you with a supplier. About 20 years ago someone came into our LBS while I worked there, same request as yours as he was doing a full (rechome etc) renovation of a Raleigh chopper (he was a member of the Chopper Club). We didn't have any, I asked him what sort of price it would now (then) cost (being unavailable), he said if I remember correctly £40, even if my memory on price is wrong, when he gave the price, I asked if that was per cable or for a complete workshop roll, he said per cable.....

User avatar
gaz
Posts: 12905
Joined: 9 Mar 2007, 12:09pm
Location: Kent

Re: Traditional ribbed cable housing

Postby gaz » 10 Aug 2018, 12:23am

Neither any connection to sellers nor knowledge of items.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BESPOKE-TAIL ... xyBC1SAiTq

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-BLAC ... XQaBtQ9RGB

There may be more. "Vintage brake cable" seems a useful ebay search term.

AndyK
Posts: 640
Joined: 17 Aug 2007, 2:08pm

Re: Traditional ribbed cable housing

Postby AndyK » 10 Aug 2018, 2:08pm

gaz wrote:Neither any connection to sellers nor knowledge of items.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BESPOKE-TAIL ... xyBC1SAiTq

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-BLAC ... XQaBtQ9RGB

There may be more. "Vintage brake cable" seems a useful ebay search term.

For what it's worth, I've bought a few things from that seller (Bankrupt Bike Parts) and the goods have been exactly as described. I just wish they'd learn how to disengage the CAPS LOCK KEY on their keyboard.

Tcc
Posts: 189
Joined: 29 May 2015, 8:35am

Re: Traditional ribbed cable housing

Postby Tcc » 10 Aug 2018, 2:46pm

Thanks to all for the very useful replies.
Likewise I have used this supplier before.

botty
Posts: 44
Joined: 31 Dec 2014, 8:24pm

Re: Traditional ribbed cable housing

Postby botty » 11 Aug 2018, 7:27am

You could try there people:

https://www.veloduo.co.uk/products/vint ... -5-colours

No black listed but you could ask the question if the can source?