Would it ruin the seal due to the open nature of the device and would I be just as good running $2 housing and a standard cable?
cycle tracks will abound in utopia.
I'm running that set up and I have no issues so far. Still as smooth as they were the first ride.
My girlfriend's bike runs a rollamajig with regular sectional cables. Just a 5 minute lube and tune job once every 3 months keeps it shifting like butter.
XT shifters and derailleurs, in case it was of question.