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    Best cable housing for being left out in sun?

    I've noticed that my yokozuna cable housing is cracking after only a year, or not even that really. Is there any type of high quality housing that won't?

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    Nokon cables should do fine, get silver so they don't fade in the sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aBicycle View Post
    I've noticed that my yokozuna cable housing is cracking after only a year, or not even that really. Is there any type of high quality housing that won't?

    You don't happen to live in Tucson or thereabouts do you? The sun there will melt 4130 cro-mo! My best advice would be to seek shade wherever you park your bicycle.

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    Not sure if the same is true with cable housing, but I know with some types of plastic (cable ties for example) white is a lot more prone to cracking in the sun than black is. Also might be worth trying some sort of protectant made for cars. Something like Armor-All, but a better brand (Armor-All sucks).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straz85 View Post
    Not sure if the same is true with cable housing, but I know with some types of plastic (cable ties for example) white is a lot more prone to cracking in the sun than black is. Also might be worth trying some sort of protectant made for cars. Something like Armor-All, but a better brand (Armor-All sucks).
    Are you talking about 303 Protectant? My canoe gets wiped down with that stuff on a regular basis.

    Frankly, after a year, I'd just replace the housings, anyway.

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    ^^ The boat vinyl gets 303'd
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    Are you talking about 303 Protectant? My canoe gets wiped down with that stuff on a regular basis.

    Frankly, after a year, I'd just replace the housings, anyway.
    Not referring to any one specific brand, but something along those lines, yes.

    That's a good point though, I usually replace my cables and housings at least once a year anyway.

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