[CR]Late 30s Early 40s Period Correct Brake Cables And Handle Bar


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From: "Mark Stevens" <mountgerald@btopenworld.com>
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Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 22:09:19 +0100
Subject: [CR]Late 30s Early 40s Period Correct Brake Cables And Handle Bar

I have to add that a lot of cable outers both brake and derailleur in this period were simple steel coloured coil spring steel with no covering at all. I found a good source of this stuff in stainless steel. Try asking your local garage welder or mechanic for the old MIG welder conduit. This is the cable that carries gas , welding current and wire to the torch. Inside is a 3 metre plus length of s/steel coil tube about 4mm dia. There may well be other commercial sources for this stuff. Its perfect for brakes, a bit heavy for derailleur. Wont rust either
    Mark Stevens --Spring has sprung in Dingwall Scotland.