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Old 03-12-2011, 04:28 AM
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Default Re: Something new and kinda sorta 100 years old looking

i've got a cool idea for a brake cable.

first, start with a better-than-walmart brake cable housing, then remove the plastic covering with a sharp knife to expose the inner coiled metal insides.

you might have to wrap some tape around the ends so it fits snugly into the adjusters, or use heat shrink, or even leave the last 1/2" of cover on it.

the steel-coiled cable would look pretty vintage-y.
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