I have recently decided to replace my brake cables before a particularly long ride, since they haven't been replaced in a number of years.
The problem I have is that the stock rear cable on my bike has an exposed section and, as such, the new cable I have purchased (which has an outer casing running the whole length) will not fit in the groove.
What is my best option? Is there a preferred way to cut the casing on the cable? I.e. should I cut just enough off to pass the obstructions, or should I cut off a long section so the new cable is similar in appearance to the one I am replacing - an elongated exposed section.
Or better yet, are there cables available to purchase which will fit right out of the box?
Thanks in advance!