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Frayed Cable(5 posts)

Frayed Cabledirthersh
Jul 29, 2003 6:01 AM
I was tightening the cable on my front derailer and for some reason the last inch or so started to unravel. I was able to twist it back somewhat and put the end cap back on but there are a few strands of the wire still lose and the tight weave isn't there. I'm going on a big ride this Thursday so replacing the cable is out. Is there a trick to use to get the cable back close to new?
SuperglueDave Hickey
Jul 29, 2003 6:06 AM
Twist the cable back and spread on superglue. It works like a charm. I superglue all my cables.
Before cutting?pitt83
Jul 29, 2003 6:50 AM
Good idea, perhaps an improvement?

OK, an old trick for airline cable is to tape the cut spot and slice through tape and cable to stop the frayed end. So, if I use superglue at the spot of brake / shifter cable, then cut through it, will I stop the rougue wire from not fitting cleanly in the end cap?

Thoughts?
Either works..Dave Hickey
Jul 29, 2003 7:29 AM
I'll use it when I install a new cable. Spread the glue on around you're going to cut. It also works great after the fact.
circular bound...Farmer John
Jul 29, 2003 6:11 AM
as long as the fray doesn't turn into breaking strands at the pinch bolt, you'll be ok.

Swap it out asap though.