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Old 20-10-2012, 11:12 PM
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Years ago when I first started biking, making up cables was the done thing. The ferrule had a dimple or countersink in it and we spread the wire with a centre punch and a light ballpein hammer. The wire had to be clean and we used a non corrosive flux to solder the joint, the strength in the joint is from the spread wire, the solder just holds it together. I was in the RAF at the time and working in the workshops, making up cables was part of the job. This was back in the 1960s before the throwaway society!
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