Brake housing for derailleurs
Anyone else having good luck with this combo?
I have been using it with great success on my Sram Grip shift set up. Just FYI. I think the brake housing is slightly heavier which is the only significant difference I can find in performance.
Originally Posted by buddhak
Because it's spiral-wound (versus longitudinally), it could lead to mis-shifts. That's the usual argument why not to use brake cable on derailluers.
I figure they are different for some good reason, so I keep 'em matched to their intended use. But if it works for you, have a nut!
Brake housing is not stiff enough for index shifting.
I've used it from time to time with good results.
In my experience once "broken in" it shifts no different than actual derailleur housing. It will compress a bit and you re-tune your shifting just as you would with cable stretch on new cables.