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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:22 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/500-X-FIBRAX- ... 5193a9f15e

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http://www.fibrax.com/cables-spares/cab ... ed-colours


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:29 pm 
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jeez!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:03 pm 
retrobike rider
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you're actually gaining nearly .2 grams of unnecessary weight

More aero, though... :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:15 pm 
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I just use a dab of super glue these days on the cut cable.... think i used to pay about £7 for 500 crimps before.......crimp ends are so passe now :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:28 pm 
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WD Pro wrote:
Glue them on, don't spoil the finish by crimping ! :lol:

WD :D



Guilty of doing that :oops:

(and outer cable ones)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:23 am 
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Does anyone else use earwax?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:45 pm 
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WD Pro wrote:
Glue them on, don't spoil the finish by crimping ! :lol:

WD :D



Would that pass the relevant British Standard on cable end caps though?

Control cables
Under the Standard, the cable end shall be protected with a cable tidy/cable end cap that shall withstand a removal force of 20N,


I'm pulling your leg, but that statement is 100% accurate and true :)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Joking aside, I think they would ... :lol:

WD :D


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:53 pm 
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Right everyone start hanging 2kg masses of their ends. Would you believe... who came up with that Magic number after countless testing.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:08 pm 
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Right everyone start hanging 2kg masses of their ends. Would you believe... who came up with that Magic number after countless testing.


I'm hanging 2Kg of my end for nobody!!


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