Re: A tip, something I discovered today.
Bummer! If it vibrates and rubs, it will wear.
I remember buying cheap plastic snap on cable guides years ago. I wonder if they are still available?
You might be able to find some automotive touch up paint to cover up that spot if you want to.
"It's a chinagirl. It's a sometimes fun little engine that often will break your heart. It's disposable.
Does not come with a fortune cookie."