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    bling cables?

    looking to add a touch of color, does anyone in this crowd use color brake/shift housing? anodized parts of any kind? pictures would be cool.

    is it too fruity to do this kind of thing? i'm just sick of the "freeride" color scheme (ie. black brown green) and looking to do some pimpin....but not at the expense of losing my "AM cred"!!
    what would rainbow unicorn do?

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    Not cables, but I highly recommend this to hold your Dew: 24k plated.
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    A true all mountain rider will burn the paint off of his bike.

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    back on track...

    The cheapest (I guess you could still call "bling") method I've seen is just using colored zip ties. Could look cool with some Nokian cables. Trouble is that I tend to stick with what I know works well, Avid straight jackets.

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    Check out this ebay store for cool coloured / annodised parts.

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    Cable housing in colors

    Quote Originally Posted by ferday
    looking to add a touch of color, does anyone in this crowd use color brake/shift housing? anodized parts of any kind? pictures would be cool.

    is it too fruity to do this kind of thing? i'm just sick of the "freeride" color scheme (ie. black brown green) and looking to do some pimpin....but not at the expense of losing my "AM cred"!!
    What about here. I don't know how good the cable housing is, but it come in several colors.
    —Ponyski

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka
    Not cables, but I highly recommend this to hold your Dew: 24k plated.

    that's very flash gordon
    every thread needs an uploaded image of one kind or another.

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    Braided steel lines

    I think braided steel brake lines are an overlooked bling, they come in colors too and are bulletproof
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    One note with the Nokon cable housings is that when you use them for derailuers the coating(not really a plating) wears off and after a while they start to creak...i haven't noticed this with my brake cables seems to be something to do with the constant tension or gear cables (my nokons are about 10 months old)

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