About Bowden Cables
Looking for a truly universal cable? Then you are probably after the Bowden cable; a truly versatile wire that you can apply on many occasions, especially on bicycles or other types of vehicles. With regard to its structure, the Bowden cable contains a stainless steel or steel inner cable and a hollow housing from a composite material, such as a combination of helical steel wire and plastic. As the main function of such a wire is to transmit energy or mechanical force by the movement of the inner part, you may have noticed Bowden cables for handbrakes, throttles, valve controls, and clutches. Its linear movement creates a pulling force that you can easily adjust by lengthening or shortening the cable housing with a specific barrel adjuster. Some cables come with a useful T-handle, a hand tool that allows you to turn the cable, if necessary. With a roll of Bowden cable, perform the repair work on bicycles and other vehicles yourself.