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I use normal solder - this keeps the strands together and negates the need for a cap. I thread the cable and then solder where I will cut, and then trim the excess off. Note this method leaves a sharpish point still. The trick is preparation... if you have stainless steel cables then they don't take solder too well. You need to clean the end with a ...


I had this exact experience the first time I tried going up a significant slope. The bike was fine all the way on the flat, but as soon as the grade increased I was putting a lot more force into the transmission. I heard the spokes going "tink, tink-tink, tink" as the edge of the deraillereur tapped the spokes. That was the warning that I did not ...

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