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Pre-terminated gear inners?

felix.londonfelix.london Posts: 4,067
edited May 2014 in MTB buying advice
anyone know where to source these - can't seem to find them from any of the big boys?

When I say pre-terminated I mean the mech end has the tiniest spot of solder on it so you don't need an end-cap, it doesn't fray and you can whip em out and in nice and easily
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Or put a blob of superglue on.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    anyone know where to source these - can't seem to find them from any of the big boys?

    When I say pre-terminated I mean the mech end has the tiniest spot of solder on it so you don't need an end-cap, it doesn't fray and you can whip em out and in nice and easily
    Can't say I have ever seen any as there is no standard length for inner cables they all need cutting to length so there is no point adding cost to something that is not needed.
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  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,826
    Buy a soldering iron and put a bit of solder on yourself?
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  • felix.londonfelix.london Posts: 4,067
    pff...don't even know where my soldering iron is. At last years Mega Justin Leov's mechanic gave me one but haven't been able to find them since. Maybe they make them up themselves.
    "Why have that extra tooth if you're not using it?" - Brian Lopes

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,781
    Alligator inners come like that, but of course you cut that bit off when trimming to length.
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  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    All decent inners will have a 'sealed' end, so as long as you don't need to cut you'll be reet. Trouble is you'll nearly always need to cut - I'd suggest they did prep them themselves.

    Blob of superglue will do it, although an end cap still looks neater IMO.
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