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Bowden Cables - Did someone on the forum once say...

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That they make bowden cables?

I am trying to find a supplier to hexagon crimps or terminals on the internet and the specific tool for crimping the terminal ends on.

Of course, it's a rabbit hole. What diameter and length is the nipple? What shape is it? What is the hex crimp required across the flats after crimping?

I've watched a couple of really interesting videos on YouTube about making your own end with solder.

It just triggered a memory that I have spoken or exchanged communications with someone in the recent or perhaps not so dim and distant past that said they make them!!!
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I've got these, both Ripault's tools. I've used them for both electrical and Bowden accelerator cables with 'bullet' connectors. Offers invited.
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I used to have a pair of the black handled crimpers. They were used for crimping brass bullet connectors instead of soldering them. I stopped using them as the crimping didn't give much protection against water corrosion and ended up soldering the remainder of the brass connectors.
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What are you wanting them for Roger?
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Window wires Jim....I am sorry for putting this thought in his head :)
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Stickyfinger wrote: 22 Apr 2023, 07:00 Window wires Jim....I am sorry for putting this thought in his head :)
Ahh yes! Understood! For my bikes, I make my own and have the tools to do so and I'm sure as a fellow cyclist, Roger does too... But for windows, our bike ones are nowhere near 'man' enough...
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CitroJim wrote: 22 Apr 2023, 17:45
Stickyfinger wrote: 22 Apr 2023, 07:00 Window wires Jim....I am sorry for putting this thought in his head :)
Ahh yes! Understood! For my bikes, I make my own and have the tools to do so and I'm sure as a fellow cyclist, Roger does too... But for windows, our bike ones are nowhere near 'man' enough...
I only have cable cutters Jim.

I wouldn't want to make a cable for my bike and rely on a nipple I had swaged to bring me to a stop in an emergency.

It may be that Colin has a spare regulator but his photos from last year or year before show one with a knackered cable anyway and, as you said yourself Jim, the wires go brittle.

I don't want to be held to ransom by the German seller on Ebay for the £26 postage to UK for an 100g item!!!

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Just a thought Alasdair what's the cable for, there are still some cables sitting in my storeroom, clutch, handbrake, and throttle cables, some I have no idea what for. :)
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Gibbo2286 wrote: 23 Apr 2023, 10:53 Just a thought Alasdair what's the cable for, there are still some cables sitting in my storeroom, clutch, handbrake, and throttle cables, some I have no idea what for. :)
Window regulator. Worst case scenario.
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Rhothgar wrote: 23 Apr 2023, 12:27
Gibbo2286 wrote: 23 Apr 2023, 10:53 Just a thought Alasdair what's the cable for, there are still some cables sitting in my storeroom, clutch, handbrake, and throttle cables, some I have no idea what for. :)
Window regulator. Worst case scenario.
Ah! Can't help with that.
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Gibbo2286 wrote: 23 Apr 2023, 13:01
Ah! Can't help with that.
No problem. Thanks anyway.