Metallic Braid Brake Cable Kits
The Metallic Braid Brake Kit adds a touch of panache to any randonneur, touring, or city bike. Additionally, the housing is more compression resistant and tougher than plastic-coated housing. The cable housing has a thin clear plastic sheath to protect your bike's paint. 5mm diameter housing.
One bike's worth, includes:
- one 1550mm length lined housing
- one 800mm length lined housing
- one 2000mm stainless steel slick pre-stretched cable (with one road and one MTB end; cut off the end you don't need)
- one 1000mm stainless steel slick pre-stretched cable (with one road and one MTB end; cut off the end you don't need)
- 6 ferrules
- 2 tips
I just installed new cables and housing on my old Bianchi last weekend. They look so good I came back today for another set. I used cheap cable cutters, and a small wood screw to round back out the cut housing. It’s perfect and has a retro look I haven’t found anywhere else.
I bought these for my conversion to single speed bike. I left the original chrome Shimano 600 brakes on. These cables paired with the Grand Cru levers look really clean. re the previous comment about cutting them. I invested in the Park Tool cable cutters.
These housings are drop dead gorgeous but dang it if they ain't difficult to cleanly nip them. I don't consider myself particularly ham-fisted but I found the outer weave to be frilly to the point where it effects braking. I wouldn't install them unless you have the housing ends 1000% cleaned up. Maybe there's a trick to it that I'm not picking up on. Enlighten me!