Dennis Young wrote:
That stuff they sell for coating tool handles, I think it is referred to as liquid latex....? It might be a good way to coat cable ends. Just keep dipping until it builds up, like a candle maker. One can of the product should last generations if kept in the frige. ++++++++++++++++++ Dennis - to me, this approach should lead to a handsome result that almost defeats the reason I use solder. My goal is to prevent cable end fraying, so once a year (in theory) I can pull all the cables out of their (unlined) casings and regrease them. And then reuse the cables. If I use enough heat, I get no bead at the end. So, I'm prepared to work harder to be cheap... Along the same lines, it was one of the nice features of the early 70s Paramounts, which used interrupted cables. the top tube cable stops were split, so you could loosen the brake and slide the housing off the stops. Made it easy to lubricate w/o complete disassembly.
But, heck, there's many a way to skin the cat (as they used to say down home).