I want to make my own gear cable of non-standard length. I have a cable with one end capped like the larger end-cap shown in the first picture; the other end is currently bare — I have trimmed the cable to the right length.
I need to create an end-cap on the bare end of the cable (after sliding through the ferrule), similar to the thinner end-cap in the first diagram.
I have considered using the standard 1.6 mm cable caps but these aren't not going to work because:
- I need a slender and well-rounded end-cap to fit inside the ferrule
- A pinched cable tip fails because the force of a gear change is applied directly to the anchor (and it just gets torn off)
How are these end-capped cables manufactured and therefore how can I make my own?
My specific ferrule and indicator are here: