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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Folks,
I'm trying to source in either clear or black the very narrow tubing that is used over exposed gear/brake cables between the cable stops usually along the toptube in place of using 'donuts'.
Google-foo is not working, anyone know what its actual name is and where I can get hold of some?

Ta
Andy


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:12 pm 
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Teflon tubing: http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from= ... p;_sacat=0

Or you can get kits to pretty much seal the inner cable from the elements: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/transfil-gear-c ... proof-kit/


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:33 am 
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If you have some spare outer brake cable, pull it apart and use the inner liner. It's usually white though, not black or clear.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I needed some and specifically wanted black. The only stuff I could find that wasn't ridiculously oversized was this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/METRIC-IMPERI ... cfSr9T7XLQ
I used the 1/8" one, it's *just* wide enough internally for brake cables. As you can see I had to buy 30m so have plenty spare. PM me your address and how much you want and I'll bung some in the post for you.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:33 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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heat shrink tubing :wink:
I got mine from maplin, cant remember the size :? 1.5mm or something.

Slide on, taking note of cable movement, so it it cannot go right to the ends(3/4" about)

Then on with the hairdryer :D Works an absolute treat.
http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/15mm-heat-shr ... g-1m-bf86t


I use half about 1999 or 2000 and the other unused half i keep moving from place to place, tucking it behind a shelf ,then in a drawer, then in the toolbox and so on and so forth, these last 16 odd years.
Im still sure ill find another use for it :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers or the replies folks,
most helpful!


Andy


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