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

From: "Steven Willis" <>
To: "Jay Sexton" <>, <>
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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

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jay Sexton"
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