ive had a new clutch cable put on as the old one snapped and thought it would be a good idea to open up discussion on this topic a bit further.
the difference compared to the old one is truly amazing.
it now feels like new car style clutch with no great tension on the pedal.
it now dosnt crunch into reverse,
it now makes gear change very easy and smooth without having to ease out the pedal to avoid a thumping feel.
i now pick up speed better as the gear change is so smooth with no time lost for hard or repeated selection.
now i actually liked the way the pedal used to feel,a real MAN'S clutch.but didnt like the crunching or hard selection.
aparently increased tension on the pedal can be a sign of deteriation of the cable .
as it dries out inside it gets harder to use and will eventually break.