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 Post subject: How to section?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:24 pm 
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Is there any merit in asking for a 'How To....' section? to be started?

I'm fairly clued up but struggle with the occasional thing like how do i cut gear/brake outers leaving a smooth finish? I've got very good cable cutters but always end up with a poor finish especially with the multiple wire strand versions as opposed to the spiral twist. Cheers in anticipation.


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 Post subject: Re: How to section?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:03 pm 
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Dremel with a cutting disk always works for me.


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 Post subject: Re: How to section?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:50 pm 
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This is the how to section, it's all inclusive as long as it's a retro cable ;)

In fact you can search on that.
A Smooth finish is usually ground/filed.


If you can write a specific how to for someone then John (Mr RetroBike) created the Workshop section in the Wiki for that.
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/wiki/Category:Workshop


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 Post subject: Re: How to section?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:57 pm 
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Decent cable cutter should give a perfectly acceptable result?

You only cover them up with ferrules and crimps anyway...


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 Post subject: Re: How to section?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:26 am 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
Decent cable cutter should give a perfectly acceptable result?

You only cover them up with ferrules and crimps anyway...


It's not about the look for me, i always detect a little resistance and rubbing but the dremel idea sounds great. I use Shimano cable cutters and they're great for cable inners but he outers are a little harder to get a neat finish.


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 Post subject: Re: How to section?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:11 am 
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Resistance... Use something like a wooden skewer to open up the end and shape the inner liner.
And buy smoother cables.


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 Post subject: Re: How to section?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:10 am 
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I always stick a cocktail stick in the outer and go clean through it with the angle grinder.. This way usually ensure the hole isn't compromised to trap the inner...


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 Post subject: Re: How to section?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:39 am 
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Once I've cut I use a jewellers screwdriver to make sure there are no rough edges inside.

How to section: doctor and a social worker? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: How to section?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:18 am 
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The cocktail stick idea is a great idea, cheers. Also, i'd like to apologise for putting the question mark in the wrong place in the title of the thread, i'm just off to ratchet up the cilice.


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