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Old 02-10-2008, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: Down and Dirty cable end

Im no mechanic as we all know but could you?

Put a short bolt with threads all the way to the head in a vise. Drill the wire hole through the threads just below the bolt head. Then run a nut up to the end to straighten the threads around the hole. Then just insert the wire, put a lock washer on then just run a nut up to lock the cable In place. You could also run a second nut on to lock the first one. It would be much uglier but would seem to be easier for guys like me, if it would work.

Also I wonder about a bicycle spoke. The end of it is already threaded, If i knew what size the threads were, I could take the end off drill a hole in it for the cable and just get a bolt to run in it instead of a spoke. Again I have no idea if that would work or not.
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