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Old 08-09-2008, 10:15 AM
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Default Advice: Soldering Bowden Cables

Don't. Get a professional to make them for you

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Old 01-10-2008, 07:02 PM
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it all depends on what type of cable you are using, tis easy enough, but if you get sold the newfangled stainless stuff it requires a different flux
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I solder em fairly often, but being in the position of having the kit I nomally opt for brazing on over solder. Just clean them up well before beginning, a dremel type drill with a wire brush is good for this, use plenty of flux and clean off excess once done as flux is corrosive
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I remember our local bike shop, when I was a lot younger, had a press to form a mushroom shape on the end of the cable that then fitted neatly into the ferule. I used to try and replecate this using long nose pliers and a ballpeen hammer, with some success.
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As the cables are generally steel you cant solder them, why would you need to try, you can buy the inners in continous lengths and cut them to the required size and there are probably dozens of places like http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/cgi-bin/qu...al_display.htm

Where you can buy the ferrules in any size you want for a few pence....John
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:18 PM
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Unless I'm being thick (not unlikely/ wouldn't be the first time) then them's pushbike cables on that link I know where cable inners are available with ferules in town but they are to tighten on with a grub screw, good for roadside repairs but not very pernement so I solder them up when I'm in the shed, if Im in a hurry then I'll solder on some steel bar as a ferule, the thing always brake at the worst time and when I've no spares
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