I have been meaning to ask you what is a Bowden cable?


No idea where the "Bowden" part came from but a Bowden cable is (to my knowledge) generally a tension only cable that runs in a compression resistant flexi outer. Best example is pedal cycle brake cables.

This differentiates it from a "Morse" cable where the inner will work both in tension and compression. Best example is the gearbox control on a combined single lever forward/reverse and throttle lever on boats.

I know Morse is still a trade name not sure about Bowden.