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philburley
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July 5, 2017 - 5:17 pm
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Has anyone discovered a way of cleaning a used inner cable so that it can be resoldered ? once its been oiled it gets into the strands and I cannot get it to take solder . I want to shorten a cable  ,

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July 5, 2017 - 5:38 pm
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you need to use a good aggressive soldering flux, like Fernox Powerflux
just dip the cable in the flux and use a very hot soldering iron or solder dip, Never a naked flame

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Would have thought a good soak in acetone or the likes...then a good heating with a touch...or gig lighter...then repeat.

I slay the ends out to get a better grip.

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Back in the 50's my father had a bike shop and many the time I watched him make up cables. He used a naked gas flame and dipped the end of the cable in a pot of acid. Always splayed the cable end.

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I have tried acid , cellulose thinners , Bakers fluid , but none of it seems to remove the oily deposits in the cable . I have made up a new one  but it seems a bit of a waste  when  I have plenty of used cables I could modify .or am I just "tight"

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If they are stainless...it prob wont stick anyway...but well splayed should grip it.

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I think the idea is to splay the strands into the c'sink in the nipple, and then fill the c'sink with solder. The puddled solder in the nipple prevents the strands from straightening out and hence prevents the cable pulling out the nipple. The solder does not need to stick to the cable strands it is the puddling around the splayed cable that does the trick.

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In the past I have repaired a friends Triumph clutch cable, by drilling a piece of 8mm round stainless round bar, to the size of the inner cable diameter. ( this formed a clutch cable nipple , which fitted into the clutch lever ) I then drilled through the side of the 8mm round bar, to a diameter of 3,3mm. I then tapped this hole M4. I could now trap the clutch inner cable in the 8mm diameter round bar nipple, with a M4 grub screw ( once the 8mm round bar had been cut to length ) 

This was supposed to be a quick fix on a friends Jubilee Triumph Bonniville, to get him home. It lasted for months, until he sold it. Hope this helps... Nick

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