Re: [CR]What wire for tying and soldering?

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Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 12:58:06 -0700
From: "Doug Van Cleve" <dvancleve@gmail.com>
To: "Andrew Bohlmann" <encantadas@pcisys.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]What wire for tying and soldering?
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Thanks Andy, that's another vote for copper wire :^)

Doug

On 9/14/07, Andrew Bohlmann <encantadas@pcisys.net> wrote:
> Doug,
>
> 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
> http://www.sandcreeksports.com
> http://www.tourofcolorado.com
>
> ---- Original Message -----
> From: "Doug Van Cleve" <dvancleve@gmail.com>
> To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.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