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


From: Philcycles@aol.com
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 10:33:26 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]straddle wire / cable ends question (again!)
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 5/18/04 10:36:59 PM, jvs@sonic.net writes:
>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.

They're lead. But check the old motorcycle shops first. Many ends are available there. Phil Brown Used to have old motorcycles in San Rafel, Calif.