Took apart shifter, cant reassemble
I was re-cabling the wife's bike last night and for some stupid reason took too many parts off the front shifter to try to reinsert the new cable. Well, I humpty-dumpty'ied it and now I can't get all back to together again. Its a low end shimano rapidfire shifter (the kind with two thumb levers and integrated brake lever). Ok, so two questions here.....
1. How do you keep the new cable end from fraying as you reroute it. I had two thoughts let me know if they sound like good ideas. Dipping the end of the cable in wax or putting a small piece of heat shrink tubing on the end
2. Should I hang my head in shame and take it into the LBS with a bag or parts or is it just cheaper to buy a new set of shifter / levers?