Originally Posted by JonStobbs
I also lubricate the spare cable carefully and seal the both ends with tape - so the water and dust (I ride a lot of gravel) don't go inside the shell in a longer term. And if the day comes you need one, just remove the tapes and connect the ends of the spare cable and it's as fresh'n'lubricated as new.
Or cut off one of the fingers of a rubber glove and cable-tie that over the exposed end to keep out dirt.[/QUOTE]
Maybe older style cables, but If you buy cables from BMW, don't lube them. The dirt will enter after you remove the rubber, and if they are lubed, they will be sticky in no time. BMW recomends you do not lube their cables for good reason, they are coated with teflon and don't need it. Any other cables, i don't know?
+1 on Dodger's recomendation on getting your cables built. Your in S.America where people fix everything!
+1 on getting two built and placing side by side, it's a great idea, and the re-built cable might not last as long as an original.