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    Where do I find plastic tubing to run internal cables?

    For the life of me, I can't find the little plastic tubing I see people using in videos when replacing internally routed gear cables. It looks like it's fairly stiff, obviously hollow and somewhere around maybe 1/8 inch od.

    Where can I find this stuff, and what is it originally made for?

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    Usually you use regular full length housing, what are you trying to achieve with plastic tubing?

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    Where do I find plastic tubing to run internal cables?

    This tubing is hard to find "retail" but my LBS was able to order it from their "big book of bike supplies/parts". So talk to your LBS.

    The alternative is to cut down the center of regular gear outer cable, pull away the metal rods and extract the thin inner sheath. Don't use really old, used cable as it tends to be worn through in parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dischucker View Post
    This tubing is hard to find "retail" but my LBS was able to order it from their "big book of bike supplies/parts". So talk to your LBS.

    The alternative is to cut down the center of regular gear outer cable, pull away the metal rods and extract the thin inner sheath. Don't use really old, used cable as it tends to be worn through in parts.
    Thank you!

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    not familiar with internal routed cable, but from the above discussion, it sounds like it has a smaller outside diameter than normal gear cable? If it ihas the same teflon inner with linear strands as normal gear cable but with a thinner protective shield, I'm surprised jagwire doesn't offer something off the shelf.
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    Jagwire MTB cable kits come with what they call "sealing liner" - a plastic tubing that can cover the cable.

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