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I need throttle or brake cable sleeve that I can cut to length - the plastic tube or spiral wire that the operating cable slides through. I also need the end that can be crimped on as well. This way I can fabricate my own throttle cables.

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  • linwoodsprou Aug 19, 2010

    On my way to the bike shop tomorrow :-)

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Hello,

Local bike shops carry the cable and tube that you are referring to, and in bulk. You might try approaching them to see if you are able to buy x amount of feet, and have them show you how to crimp on the ends as well.

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