Nokon type (IRD) aluminum cable case nipples

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Chris M, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. Chris M

    Chris M Guest

    I am assembling my OCLV and I have been using IRD's version (no longer
    sold by them) of the Nokon style aluminum cable casings. The casing is
    made of aluminum nipples that are asymmetric and made in 2 sizes. The
    larger of the 2 are just under 1 cm (about 11 of them measure 10 cm). I
    have used them on 2 bikes, removing and re-installing them about twice
    per year.

    The nipples under the bar tape tended to get corroded really quickly in
    spite of my efforts to protect them from the sweat (I wrapped the
    cables with plastic wrap before finishing the bar taping.

    These are obviously not anodized or protected. How can I clean them so
    that I ca at least reassemble the housing without the internal nylon
    housing binding on the inside diameter or the nipples (at least), and
    (hopefully) clean up the presentation of the aluminum.