Does anyone know from which material these brake cable end caps (anchors) are made out? Is it lead, some galvanized metal or something else?

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It's definitely not lead. Manufacturers have worked out that selling products with lumps of toxic heavy metal attached is not a good idea anymore.

Probably a zinc alloy that can be easily cast onto the end of the steel wire.

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    Regardless of toxicity, lead would be much, much too soft. Commented Jul 10, 2018 at 14:59
  • @DavidRicherby lead-tin alloy might be hard enough Commented Jul 10, 2018 at 15:00
  • It won't be lead at all, else you'd see "known to cause cancer in the state of california" written on packaging.
    – Criggie
    Commented Jul 11, 2018 at 4:45

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