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
This is the third bike that I've used these on. They're beautiful, well made and the price is more than reasonable.
The results speak for themselves. The metallic silver housing is the perfect compliment to chrome components on a bicycle. Smooth braking and shifting performance, easy to cut and work with cable.
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!
Thanks Tate! I've recently picked up the Shimano housing cutter and it is really good. Highly recommend for cutting brake and shifter housing and cables.