|Teflon Coated Shift and Brake Cables||LaVieClaire|
May 17, 2002 4:43 AM
|I saw these the other day in my local store in Bartlesville. Are these a gimmick, or is coating cables with Teflon a great way to reduce friction when shifting and braking?|
|re: Teflon Coated Shift and Brake Cables||Lone Gunman|
May 17, 2002 4:58 AM
|Bought a set of shift and brake cables and housings from Airborne for around $20 shipped. They work very nice as far as I'm concerned on Ultegra setup.|
|Teflon Coated Shift and Brake Cables||Nessism|
May 17, 2002 5:12 AM
|Tried some of the Aztec brand cables and the coating flaked off exposing the cable to rust. I much prefer a slick stainless cable over the coated variety.
|Just what do you mean by "coated" cables?||Spoke Wrench|
May 17, 2002 5:31 AM
|If you are talking about just the dark coated cables, I've worked on several bikes that had them, and I can't say I subjectively noticed any difference at all.
If you are talking about the Ride-On cable systems, lots of the mountain bike guys swear by them. They have a lining that extends from the shifter to the derailleur which serves to keep all of the "yuck" out of the housing. The only problem I can see is they are expensive and they still kink as easily as an ordinary cable.
I just use the "slick" galvanized cables on my personal bikes. They're cheap and, if you take the time to solder the ends, they never fray.
|Ron, you've moved again. Where's Bartlesville?(nm)||Crankist|
May 17, 2002 6:04 AM
|North of Tulsa||Tig|
May 17, 2002 6:26 AM
|Just reading the name "Bartlesville" gives me flash-backs of racing BMX there back in the early 80's. I can't tell you much more about the town though. I lived in Tulsa for 2 years while at school. I wished I rode road bikes back then. There were some nice hills around that part of the state.|
|what's wrong with Shimano or Campy cables? nm||elviento|
May 17, 2002 7:25 AM