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    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.
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    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!

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    Brake housing is not stiff enough for index shifting.
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    Yup

    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.
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