[CR] Cable for French Cyclo rear derailleur

Example: Component Manufacturers:Avocet

Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 19:55:43 +0000
From: <amoll68@comcast.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Cable for French Cyclo rear derailleur

Dear Classic Lightweight fans:

Does anyone know of a source for NOS cable for this derailleur: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39151498@N07/4320392813/in/set-72157622967612137/

I would also appreciate any advice on fabricating a new one. Has anyone successfully re-used that little nub? It appears to be brass or bronze, and seems to be attached to the cable with a combination of a mechanical/press fit, and a bit of solder. Has anyone managed to fabricate a different fitting?

BTW, this derailleur still works excellent - it's just that the cable is frayed, a strand or two broken, therefore it's reliability is suspect.

Thanks in advance.

Alex Moll
(a bit north of) Seattle, WA