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