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SMESME Posts: 389
edited April 2017 in Road general
OK, help with just a little dilema...
(something a little 'lighter' to think about!)

This is the bike...
Trek_2.3.jpguploading picturescertificity.com

I've recently changed the tyres, chain, and intend to redo the bar tape (same colours).
I noticed that the plastic on the outer cables are cracked in some places and need replacing. I've considered possibly changing the plain black for either white or blue but wondered if I'll just be over doing it a bit. The outer cables at the back DR and brake are already blue.

Any thoughts?

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  • DebeliDebeli Posts: 637
    It's not really a dilemma is it?

    My strongest advice is to go to a shop and ask for some cables to fit.

    If they ask what colour you want, make your excuses and go to another shop.

    Although exhaustive tests have shown that initial bite is often improved with blue outers on the front, the situation vis a vis cable pigment is entirely contrariwise regarding the rear. Red will often provide a sharper initial bite but will fade over the extent of a descent into a morass of underdeveloped and inaccurate feedback to the lever.

    So stick with black, or look for inside-out cable, whose colour is on the inside and whose braking effect can be measured in metres.
  • SMESME Posts: 389
    Ah, red, the 'go faster' colour - hadn't considered that!

    The problem of the initial bite which will fade over the extent of a descent into a morass of underdeveloped and inaccurate feedback to the lever can be addressed by a Heisenburg Compensator on the dual pivot spring!

    No... not a great dilemma, I just wondered what other people thought on coloured cable outers, and whether I'd be adding too much colour?

    Photoshop is providing an answer, but my colouring skills with a mouse are.... well, need a little help!
  • vrsmattvrsmatt Posts: 153
    I think it would be overdoing it and looking like you're trying too hard. Its nice and clean and relatively subtle as is :-)
    Giant TCR Composite 1, Giant Defy Advanced 2, Boardman Comp, Santa Cruz Heckler, Raleigh M-Trax Ti, Strida LT, Giant Halfway
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    Already too many different blues for my taste. Blue cables would look worse.
  • SMESME Posts: 389
    Thanks both.
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 5,576
    Go black or if you want it to look flash some metal type non compression, white looks tacky made that mistake myself in the past.
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  • SMESME Posts: 389
    Go black or if you want it to look flash some metal type non compression, white looks tacky made that mistake myself in the past.

    A friend at work came in one day with some cable outers that kind of looked like shower hose links, but figure 8 chain link shaped - are these non compression type ones you refer to?
  • dinyulldinyull Posts: 2,962
    Over doing it? It's already over done...

    But, it's your bike so do as you please.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,503 Lives Here
    Orange, obvs.
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