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    Smile cables questions

    hello,
    What type of cables do you use?
    I use simple 2 core coils, but after a while they tend to brake at the connector (joints) due to bending.
    any opinions?
    where can I get coiled (spiral) cables?
    I am looking for cables similar to the ones used by the known manufacturers (black quite hard to bend)
    Thanks in advance,
    Manos

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    Best source for coiled cables is to go to a Goodwill store and look through the bin of old cell phone car chargers. The one near me sells them for 50 cents.

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    I tried curly cables in my early days and found the very fact it was like a spring caused the joint and entry into the light to fail as it was always under tension.

    much prefer straight cable now .

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb

    much prefer straight cable now .
    Same. Less bulkier, lighter and not that harder to keep tidy on the bike or helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb
    much prefer straight cable now .
    Me too. A couple of friends that I built lights for wanted curly cables. My current preference are industrial sensor cables and connectors. They use polyurethane jacket and high quality wire. Very tough, yet flexible.

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    I also tried the curly cables. They ended up splitting and were just a pain to manage. Now I use some Canare StarQuad audio cable, only cause I had about 10 feet of it laying around. Might continue using the mini version of it, not too bad at $0.50 per foot, available in colors too. lol.

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    I never thought that the curly cables could be a pain to weld. Thanks for keeping me out of it.
    What about (straight) cables? Any on-line source that can post to europe?
    Thanks again...

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    I agree after using the curly trailtech extension cable. I would much prefer a non curly cable. Any source for a suitable 2 strand non curly cable w/ a nice sheath like the trailtech?

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    I like Magicshine cables - $3.12 for a 1m extension cable with 1 male and 1 female plug from DX. I looked at Trailtech cables but the postage from Batteryspace took them to $20, which was ridiculous.

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    that looks interesting,
    thanks

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