Can you make your own 'end nipple' on a braking cable?
Those cylinders at the end of cables break off sometimes. Is there some cheap way to replace it? I tried tying it around a little metal 'wheel'. That seems to work. But might be too big to fit in some brake levers.
- If the question is not clear, tell me. It's a hard question to translate from Dutch!
i think it's called a swage /suage? it is cramped on to stop line coming through?
try a going to a marine chandlery- we used to sell them for next to nothing-must be lots of chandlery places in holland! someone else may have a better fix though so i've posted as a comment.
Excellent answer pollytintop. I was thinking in the same lines about the little round lead weights they crimp on fishing lines--same general principal. I believe you are correct however in that if you can find a marine unit small enough it would probably wear better.
It is for stopping brake cable from slipping through. So indeed, it needs to be able to stand quite some tension without slipping. Did you guys get that? Will those crimps hold? I will try to get my hands on them and test it myself.
The swages pollytintop recommends are used to keep mast and rigging up in saiboats and safety lines on all kinds of boats. Properly swaged they should hold just fine.
just what i was going to say....