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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Vendor for custom length throttle cables?

Can anyone recommend a vendor for custom length throttle cables?
I know motionpro makes them, does anyone else? Anybody make them cheaper?

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Motionpro was pretty cheap when I had them quote my throttle cables. Didn't end up getting them, but I'm pretty sure Vcook did. He recommended them to me, so I assume he was happy with them.

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+4 for my SV were $55 shipped or so through Motion Pro back in Jan.

some sizes (i.e. +3) were actually more since they're custom made, other sizes are stocked and a little cheaper.
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motionpro. well priced, easy ordering, great product. Just call them.

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There are still a few shops around that make cables. Two that come to mind that I'm pretty sure could do it are Expert Cycle in Hobart Indiana and Morrie's Place in Ringwood just north of McHenry. Making cables for bikes was routine for shops back in the day...It stands to reason the places that cater to vintage bikes have the know how.
Little Al on Milwaukee Ave. could make cables but he would complain about it while you stood there and watched him make the cable and charge a little too much but, I'd go to him in a pinch and end up with the cable I needed. I don't think he's open anymore, though. There are other places around I'm sure and not all of them are bike shops...let your fingers do the walking.
EDIT: Also..Barnett (the clutch plate guys) make cables. I'm pretty sure they will do custom cables to the customers specs.

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