Sunday, May 28, 2006

How to fish a cable through a bike frame.

Never pull a cable out of a frame - leave a sleeve or something in there! Oh too late? I watched my shifter fall to the floor pulling the cable out of my Klein Palomino.
Here's how I got it back.

14g or 16g electric fence wire
mark the length where it just reaches the opposite hole.
insert (this is hard part) and twist until you see the tip - a strong light helps
push through hole - voila! (this step should only take about 20 minutes)
solder small wire - 24gauge? or brake cable? tip to tip to this wire.
easiest step... metalurgy - it worked. Only took 40 years to get some good soldering tips out of my dad... sand paper and a sponge are key in keeping tip hot enough.
pull through - put plastic sleeve on cable and you are back where you were an hour ago:
more simple time traveling!

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