|ends of cables||jp3|
Feb 16, 2003 9:12 AM
|What methods other than cable ends(caps) do people use to prevent fraying at the ends of cables? I am wanting to switch between different bar setups(complete) on the same bike.
|re: ends of cables||Akirasho|
Feb 16, 2003 9:24 AM
|... solder is an option but favorable results depend on a couple of factors...
Depending on the cable material, normal solder and soldering irons may not work well (I've used a small propane torch and a special flux solder).
You can also achieve good results with CA glues (perhaps mixed with a pinch of baking soda as a binder).
Be the bike.
|Shrink tubing works well. nm||davet|
Feb 16, 2003 3:25 PM
|re: ends of cables||brider|
Feb 17, 2003 11:46 AM
I've used these, but have the best results with solder. I don't use a flame, I use an electric soldering iron that has a small tip. The trick for me is to heat up the cable somewhat before trying to ad the solder, or it doesn't seep in. File it down afterwards to allow the cable to run through the casing in the event of a lubing.
|Crimped spoke nipples (nm)||Kerry|
Feb 17, 2003 5:56 PM
|re: ends of cables||Woof the dog|
Feb 17, 2003 11:45 PM
|I've had good luck with superglue as well...nm||PsyDoc|
Feb 18, 2003 2:11 PM
|re: ends of cables||12x23|
Feb 18, 2003 3:34 PM
|Same here after I clean the cables with acetone.|
|re: ends of cables||spk|
Feb 20, 2003 4:50 PM
|Butane torch and small vise-grips. Don't hurt yourself, or your bike.|| |