Re: [CR]straddle wire / cable ends question (again!)


From: "Steven Willis" <smwillis@verizon.net>
To: "Jay Sexton" <jvs@sonic.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <CATFOODhaqisrqB9eWd0000082c@catfood.nt.phred.org> <40AAF1AA.9000108@sonic.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]straddle wire / cable ends question (again!)
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 08:39:22 -0700


I always thought the ends were zinc. Steven Willis 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-9022 http://www.thebikestand.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jay Sexton"
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Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 10:33 PM
Subject: [CR]straddle wire / cable ends question (again!)



> Howdy all,
>
> A question for you metals experts. I am considering reproducing
> straddle cable wires since the ones I need are harder to find than hens
> teeth, so my question is this:
>
> What is the composition of the cast ends to most cables? Pure lead?
> Lead, bismuth, tin? Antimony, bismuth, lead? If I have any luck at
> this, theoretically I could make any length straddle cables for center
> pulls and canti's.
>
> Is there any need out in C.R. world for hard to find cables?
>
> Better yet, would anyone care to part with Dia Compe part # B1271.25?
> I would be eternally grateful. These straddle wires are nowhere to be
> found. Well, at least I haven't been able to find them.
>
> Thanks very much.
>
> Jay Sexton
> Sebastopol, CA