Originally Posted by Spunout
thats not an uncommon problem. just go to the bike shop and get a brake cable...its the same thing.
if you do get the ferrule off, then you run into the metal wound innards of the housing. too much trouble for me
Thanks. No bike shops within 100 miles of me so have to usually do the southern engineering thing. I wonder if I could just shorten the spring bit? It's length looks like overkill but maybe it has to be that long to do the job. For now I'll just see if I can find a shorter housing in my junk and spare parts.