I have a Raleigh MT 200 - 1994. I lost the segment of the housing for the cable of the rear derailleur (Shimano STX) that goes to the shifter, see red in the image 1.
I would likely purchase a replacement online. I want to know what should I look for in the spec, to make sure that I am buying the right thing.
What I found in the segment that goes to the derailleur (which is similar to the segment that goes to the front shifter):
- Legend in the housing: Shimano SIS SP, image 4.
- Outer diameter: 5mm, measured with caliper.
- Two different metallic ferrules in the ends, images 2-4. The grooved ferrule goes to the shifter. These look very much like types A and B in https://www.bikeman.com/bicycle-repair-tech-info/bikeman-tech-info/1641-cables-a-housing
- Length: about 200mm.
So, I have several specific questions:
- Is there anything else I should look for?
- Will an SP40 work (like http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-XTR-XT-SLX-Shifter-Cable-Housing-SIS-SP40-/301329907340)?
- Or an SP41?
- Is it mandatory that the two ferrules are different, of types A and B respectively? (I do not know the difference among them).
- What does "sealed" mean (like in http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHIMANO-180mm-SIS-SP-Sealed-Cable-Housing-New-w-black-ferrules/222309191697)