compressionless

All Adjective
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  • Currently, the most commonly used compressionless housing for gear shifting has longitudinally spaced steel wires.
  • To this end, the housing needs to behave as if it were a solid tube, so it, and its end-pieces have to be compressionless.
  • Housings for bicycle brakes need not be quite so compressionless, but need to be stronger, and items currently sold for this purpose use a close-wound spiral support wire.