Thanks Andy, that's another vote for copper wire :^)
On 9/14/07, Andrew Bohlmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I used to (1978-1983) build wheels (actually, head mechanic and equipment
> manager) for the old SRC Raleigh Team out of Ames, IA. This was all USCF
> National Team Members and our 753 frames came directly from the race
> factory. I also built some wheels for the USCF National Team.
> I tied and soldered a number of wheels for various purposes. I have one
> roll of a thin copper wire with the name, "Anchor" on the roll with "26"
> (the gauge) and "Soft Copper" also on it. I used sandpaper
> on the wire to get rid of whatever was on it before I went to work.
> Andy Bohlmann
> Colorado Springs, CO
> ---- Original Message -----
> From: "Doug Van Cleve" <email@example.com>
> To: "Classic Rendezvous" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 11:58 AM
> Subject: [CR]What wire for tying and soldering?
> > Howdy folks.
> > I want to try tying and soldering some wheels and have found that at
> > least one authority likes "beekeeper's wire" (which DT also sells for
> > this purpose) but everyone else I have read about like tinned copper
> > "buss" wire. I am preparing to order my supplies and am torn on which
> > wire to get. Opinions?
> > Doug Van Cleve
> > Chandler, AZ USA