Re: [CR]Making straddle cables


From: Philcycles@aol.com
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 22:43:36 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Making straddle cables
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 6/15/03 7:38:56 PM, heine@mindspring.com writes:
>When soldering, don't use a torch, just a strong electric soldering
>iron (50W or so). The torch burnt my ends, rather than provide a
>clean soldered joint. Use lots of flux and silver solder (not
>electronics solder). Model shops have that kind of stuff - many
>expensive model railroads are silver-soldered from brass.

You don't need silver solder, regular plumber's solder and acid flux works fine. It is vital to splay the ends. Also, motorcycle shops dealing in English motorcycles have lots of different cable ends-making cables is part of the deal with them. Phil Brown Still got a cold in San Rafael, Ca