I used to be involved in Vespas & Lambrettas. They eat clutch & gear
selector cables like crazy. The correct ones at that time were only
available from England & Italy. The cable ends on all of the motorcycle
cables were too large. I discovered that tandem mountain bike cables were
perfect for them. Since then I have used them in a pinch on my Triumph
Bonaventure and my Aunt's Skoda.
At 11:30 PM 4/23/98 +0000, Bob and Nancy wrote:
> Teflon-lined cables are useful not because there is an inordinate
>amount of friction in a bicycle brake or deraileur (sp?) cable but because
>people leave their bikes out in the rain. Water gets inside the cable
>housing and they rust up pretty fast. The teflon prolongs the lifetime of
>an abused bike cable. Also, the real technoweenies (which fuel the vast
>majority of the top end bicycle sales) think it is really neat and way
>Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 08:07:53 +0000
>From: James <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: Choke cables
>Wow teflon inner sleves, is the friction on them way down compaied to
>normal bike brake cables. My bike is realy hard to stop, so I think
>I'll have a look out for those.
>Is the round bit on the one eng the same as the car's, i.e. the bit
>which looks like this.
>Yellow '79 spit wired by a trained marmot