To the Cable Solderers in the group:
I have two questions:
1. what power/type/temperature soldering iron has worked well, and 2. have there been any problems with heat conducting up the cable to distort the poly liners in the outer cable? Or is the soldering done with the inner cable sitting out in the open?
Ken Freeman Ann Arbor, MI
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Pete Geurds Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2006 11:44 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [CR]Cable end finsihing and Holloween!
From: "Michael Wilkinson" <M4Campy@aol.com> Subject: [CR]Cable end finsihing and Holloween!
> Then I remembered, I bought some liquid latex from a costume store to
> finish off last years "Emergency Room Doctor bitten by a Vampire"
> costume and dug it out. My only concern was it was flesh colored so I
> wasn't to sure if it would look good or just bite :) Anyway, with tan
> sidewalls it was perfect.
Here I thought someone had found a use for candy corn.............. I like to solder cable ends, but if in a hurry use the aluminum caps I buy at my LBS, they come in brake and derailleure cable size and if crimped carefully won't ruin cable end. If I'm feeling cheap and don't want to spend good money on the aluminum caps ; ) I use shrink tubing.