which cable (ends) for older non aero levers

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nicmarsh
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which cable (ends) for older non aero levers

Postby nicmarsh » 18 Oct 2016, 6:49pm

I need to get and fit brake cables to older weinmann non aero levers, do the sram/shimano ends on new, lowest cost brake cables, fit ok?


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Re: which cable (ends) for older non aero levers

Postby nicmarsh » 18 Oct 2016, 7:40pm

thanks,i was imagining buying lengths of cable with the ends already on, do those crimp on?

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Re: which cable (ends) for older non aero levers

Postby tatanab » 18 Oct 2016, 7:43pm

The outer cable just rests inside. No crimping.

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Re: which cable (ends) for older non aero levers

Postby nicmarsh » 18 Oct 2016, 8:03pm

Non comprendo. I wonder if we are at 'cross purposes' ?

I was intending to buy something like this;

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-essent ... am-road-1/

and push it up thru the lever and into the cable housing, then I wondered if it was wearing the correct 'nobbly bit' on the end of the cable that would sit nicely in the lever?

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Re: which cable (ends) for older non aero levers

Postby 531colin » 18 Oct 2016, 8:42pm

nicmarsh wrote:Non comprendo. I wonder if we are at 'cross purposes' ?

I was intending to buy something like this;

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-essent ... am-road-1/

and push it up thru the lever and into the cable housing, then I wondered if it was wearing the correct 'nobbly bit' on the end of the cable that would sit nicely in the lever?



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Re: which cable (ends) for older non aero levers

Postby Brucey » 18 Oct 2016, 8:51pm

yes the standard 'pear' cable nipple will work just fine. Do look out for the ferrules though; the original ferrules may well be old, brittle plastic; best to fit new ones I reckon.

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Re: which cable (ends) for older non aero levers

Postby tatanab » 18 Oct 2016, 9:09pm

nicmarsh wrote:Non comprendo. I wonder if we are at 'cross purposes' ??
Yes. The part I linked to is the part that is frequently lost when the levers/cables are removed. Hence it made sense that somebody might ask about a supply. As Brucey says, originals are often plastic which could well be brittle and benefit from replacing with the parts I pointed to.

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Re: which cable (ends) for older non aero levers

Postby nicmarsh » 18 Oct 2016, 9:13pm

thanks, yes i think we are now sorted