Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Ultra Magnus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,163

    SRAM Nightcrawler, anyone use these?

    Do they work well?
    Last edited by Ultra Magnus; 07-29-2009 at 10:09 AM.
    "I've come to believe that common sense is not that common" - Matt Timmerman

  2. #2
    Max
    Max is offline
    Velodramatic
    Reputation: Max's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    533
    well, they do, BUT:

    I'd go for sealed XTR caps. lighter and your system is sealed all the way from shifter to derailleur. or get nokons. while Nino surely opposes them , i really like them. and many others as well


    Skinny guys fight 'til they're burger

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Ultra Magnus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,163
    I just installed dura ace deraileur cables and one of the first things I noticed, other than there not being enough housing for my bike in one box, was that they had no means of sealing the cables. Where can you get XTR caps? I've searched and searched and the only loose caps I can find are bulk plano nothing special caps. I've only seen XTR and Dura Ace caps included in kits.

    BTW, I have been very much concidering Nokon cables for my brakes.... You run full length inner liner with those, don't you?
    "I've come to believe that common sense is not that common" - Matt Timmerman

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: otis24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1,347
    I've used one of those before. I can't recall if it worked well or not. It's not on my bike anymore, so maybe that's an indicator of it's success. I've been considering getting avid straight jacket cables and housings for the burner frame I'm very slowly building up.
    I like to ride bikes.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    6
    I use it on my idworx and I really love it. I use that bike as my real mud bike, and it keeps shifting in all conditions. I use it with my front der. And on the back I have an XTR end cap.
    It's not the lightest thing, but I like it.

    Grt Bas

  6. #6
    Max
    Max is offline
    Velodramatic
    Reputation: Max's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    533
    Quote Originally Posted by bmadau
    I just installed dura ace deraileur cables and one of the first things I noticed, other than there not being enough housing for my bike in one box, was that they had no means of sealing the cables. Where can you get XTR caps? I've searched and searched and the only loose caps I can find are bulk plano nothing special caps. I've only seen XTR and Dura Ace caps included in kits.

    BTW, I have been very much concidering Nokon cables for my brakes.... You run full length inner liner with those, don't you?
    well, my LBS carries them for example. then pieces, in a small box.
    regarding the Nokons, yes, they run full length inner cables. the liners are teflon. on the ends i installed gore rubber sleeves (remeber those yellow sleeves?) which fit really tight and make for extra mud protection.


    Skinny guys fight 'til they're burger

  7. #7
    Trail rider and racer
    Reputation: Trevor!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    4,693
    Anyone care to share with me exactly what it is?
    Trev!

  8. #8
    A wheelist
    Reputation: Mike T.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,540
    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor!
    Anyone care to share with me exactly what it is?
    Yes it's a rude s#x toy. Akshully it's a seal that goes on the rear derailer cable just before the last stop and the last piece of housing at the derailer. The bellows allow it to go up & down as the cable adjusts the derailer thus stopping dirty water running down the cable and into the last piece of housing.

    They work 100%. I've used one for 5 years.
    Mike The Bike's home wheelbuilding info - dedicated to providing Newby wheelbuilder information and motivation.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Ultra Magnus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,163
    My lbs doesn't, or at least the guy that works there is a real moron, (the latter is probably more likely). I asked for dura ace cable housing and end caps last weeek (when I found out one DA derauleur cable kit doesn't have enough for my MTB) and he came out with this chepo bulk cable housing and crappy crome encaps (the kind you see on walmart bikes).

    Anyway, thanks!
    "I've come to believe that common sense is not that common" - Matt Timmerman

  10. #10
    Tech geek and racerboy
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    651

    I like the Nokon

    Quote Originally Posted by Max
    well, they do, BUT:

    I'd go for sealed XTR caps. lighter and your system is sealed all the way from shifter to derailleur. or get nokons. while Nino surely opposes them , i really like them. and many others as well
    I used to run Flak Jackets, but the housing gets ratty fairly quickly, and the urithane liners crack if you have long top-tube routing. Happened on all my rides, so I stopped using them, even though they do look cool.

    I've had good luck with Nokon housing for brakes. It takes a few tries to set it up right, because it's easy to go too short because it's so flexible. Once it's set up, though, it's pretty cool stuff IMHO. Be careful, though- it marks unprotected parts of the frame where it rubs, so put some clear packing tape or stickers or something between the housing and the frame to keep your paint pretty.
    A hardtail is forever

  11. #11
    Trail rider and racer
    Reputation: Trevor!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    4,693
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T.
    Yes it's a rude s#x toy. Akshully it's a seal that goes on the rear derailer cable just before the last stop and the last piece of housing at the derailer. The bellows allow it to go up & down as the cable adjusts the derailer thus stopping dirty water running down the cable and into the last piece of housing.

    They work 100%. I've used one for 5 years.
    Thanks Mike for that.

    I'll get one for myself. It sounds like a must have for me and my bike, with all the mud/wet I experience each year.
    Trev!

Similar Threads

  1. Remember all that "speculation" about SRAM buying a crank company?????
    By willtsmith_nwi in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-07-2004, 02:57 AM
  2. SRAM 7.0 better than Shimano XTR?
    By GaryH in forum SRAM
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-04-2004, 10:16 AM
  3. BOMB!!!! SRAM buys Truvativ
    By Warp in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-27-2004, 12:46 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-24-2004, 03:15 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-29-2004, 06:56 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •