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ends of cables(9 posts)

ends of cablesjp3
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 cablesAkirasho
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. nmdavet
Feb 16, 2003 3:25 PM
re: ends of cablesbrider
Feb 17, 2003 11:46 AM



End caps.

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 cablesWoof the dog
Feb 17, 2003 11:45 PM
I've had good luck with superglue as well...nmPsyDoc
Feb 18, 2003 2:11 PM
re: ends of cables12x23
Feb 18, 2003 3:34 PM
Same here after I clean the cables with acetone.
re: ends of cablesspk
Feb 20, 2003 4:50 PM
Butane torch and small vise-grips. Don't hurt yourself, or your bike.