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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:25 am 
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I'm back to a restoration of a 1953 Dunelt that I've been side-tracked off for a few months. Normally, I'm pretty good at taking photo's of anything unusual that I need to strip and clean, but I've thrown away the old gear cable as I knew it was going to be replaced.

One end of the cable fits into the 3 speed trigger, the other end of the cable is bare and slides through the little hole at the end of the knurled adjuster (pic 2). The question is, what usually retains the cable in place? I can't remember what was on the old cable and can only assume that something like a cable end crimp was used? The only issue is I find the aluminium crimps have a habit of pulling off quite easily, so will they be any good under the strain of a gear change.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:07 pm 
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I'm interested to know too as my rubbish memory has deserted me. I'm looking at the pics thinking I know what he means but cant picture the solution despite once having a similar SA part in that state :?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:17 pm 
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I remember as a youth having to solder a bit onto the end of the cable on my SA cable. It looked a bit like the cable end tidies used today but is a sleeve rather than a stop. Try a motorbike shop, some have similar things.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:26 pm 
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The sturmey archer gear cables that I sold had the screw bit already attached......... at least that's how I remember it.

There were also a variety of cable clamps that attached a bare cable to the SA screw.

Mind you that was a long time ago :D

Shaun


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:32 pm 
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any good :


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:53 pm 
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You need to find some fine brass tubing. Hobby or model engineering shops often stock it. Crimp a short length of the tubing to the cable, then solder it in place.

Measure to be sure, but something like this ought to do the trick:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230702291439

Probably best to avoid stainless cable.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:12 pm 
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Thank you for the offer cchris2lou, I'm going to give one-eyed_jim's solution a go first, there's nothing to loose.

I've looked around a bit more and as Shaun said the older one's seem to come complete with the knurled end in place. Not sure I'd have much chance of finding the right length!

I'm off to look for my soldering iron :)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:50 pm 
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I have a few very old stock SA cables.Some for the top tube mounted type lever and others to suit your style trigger.I will dig them out on Friday.
Yours for the cost of a stamp :wink: .
Pictuers tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:42 am 
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bagpuss wrote:
I have a few very old stock SA cables.Some for the top tube mounted type lever and others to suit your style trigger.I will dig them out on Friday.
Yours for the cost of a stamp :wink: .
Pictuers tomorrow.


Thanks for the offer bagpuss, I'll drop you a PM :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:54 am 
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one-eyed_jim wrote:
You need to find some fine brass tubing. Hobby or model engineering shops often stock it. Crimp a short length of the tubing to the cable, then solder it in place.

Measure to be sure, but something like this ought to do the trick:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230702291439

Probably best to avoid stainless cable.


Sorted :)


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