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Shifter housing are laid straight and brake housing are spiral wound. I have to replace one section of my rear brake cable housing. I have some housing left over from the shifter cables. I know that one should not use brake housing for the shifters. Is it ok to use the shifter housing for the brakes?

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Shifter housing are laid straight and brake housing are spiral wound. I have to replace one section of my rear brake cable housing. I have some housing left over from the shifter cables. I know that one should not use brake housing for the shifters. Is it ok to use the shifter housing for the brakes?

Ride Safe,

Joe
never tried but I am not sure the cable core will fit and move freely in the housing
 

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NOOOOOOOOO!

shift housing is NOT designed to take the compression that can be generated under braking forces. it will split and fail. let me repeat...

NO, DO NOT DO THIS.
 

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^ This.

Using brake housing for a shift cable is a poor choice. Using shift housing for a brake cable is a REALLY poor choice. Save the shift housing for your next re-cabling project.
 

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Cxwrench,

This was the answer I was hoping for. A reason. It now makes sense that the straight cables my buckle under breaking load. Thanks for the reply.

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Joe
 
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