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    willtsmith_nwi
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    Avid Flak Jacket Replacement tubing ...

    Hi all,

    Does anyone with Flak Jacket shifters know where one could obtain more of the plastic tubing? I've got a tubing crack on my chainstay and I'd like to reseal it. There is nothing wrong with the housings so I really would like to avoid buying a whole new kit.

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    This happened to me also.
    I bought some heat shrink and used that instead.
    It stays soft and won't crack.

    I think it was 3/16" and when I heated it with a hair dryer it was the same size as the red tubing.

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    willtsmith_nwi
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    I actually used the shrink tubing to coat the tube and protect but ultimately, the riding got to it. Next time, the chainstay portion will get a triple coat.

    I would be concerned that the heat shrink tubing would introduce friction if the cable contacted it. I'm sticking out for finding another straw. The bikes at the shops come with something like it, but it's not the right gauge. I might try using my leftover "SRAM Straw" and adapting the ends of that generic small guage stuff.

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    mine is still buttery smooth

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    Quote Originally Posted by willtsmith_nwi
    Hi all,

    Does anyone with Flak Jacket shifters know where one could obtain more of the plastic tubing? I've got a tubing crack on my chainstay and I'd like to reseal it. There is nothing wrong with the housings so I really would like to avoid buying a whole new kit.
    Where are you located? I think I have a full unused length from my last build sitting in the garage.
    2015 Kona JTS
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5
    2013 DeVinci Leo SL
    2009 SE Racing SoCal Flyer
    2008 SE lil Ripper
    2003 TiSport Gman

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    willtsmith_nwi
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    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd
    Where are you located? I think I have a full unused length from my last build sitting in the garage.
    Northwest Indiana

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    thecentralscrutinizer
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    Quote Originally Posted by willtsmith_nwi
    Northwest Indiana
    I have the RED derailleur tubing if you want it. PM me your address.
    2015 Kona JTS
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5
    2013 DeVinci Leo SL
    2009 SE Racing SoCal Flyer
    2008 SE lil Ripper
    2003 TiSport Gman

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