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Old 12-23-06, 10:33 AM   #1
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Weinmann Centerpull Traverse Cables

Guys. Anyone know where I can find these traverse cables for Weinmann centerpulls? Don't really want to re-use these if they're all rusty.
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Maybe one of these Dia-Compe wires will suit you. If you email Sheldon, I'm certain he would let you know for sure.

http://harriscyclery.net/page.cfm?Pa...and=105&type=T
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Guys. Anyone know where I can find these traverse cables for Weinmann centerpulls? Don't really want to re-use these if they're all rusty.
The Dia-Compes at Harris should work. Just be careful on the length you get, it looks as if you have one of those long traverse cables used on the rear centerpull on Schwinn LeTour (and other) mixtes, am I not incorrect?

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Old 12-23-06, 11:21 AM   #4
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The Dia-Compes at Harris should work. Just be careful on the length you get, it looks as if you have one of those long traverse cables used on the rear centerpull on Schwinn LeTour (and other) mixtes, am I not incorrect?

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Kurt,
You're right, It's off a Motobecane Mixte.
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I usually have pretty good luck cleaning those up with a piece of fine emery cloth, followed by a spritz of mag wheel cleaner (dilute oxalyic acid, I believe). Rinse it off and give it a shot of WD-40.

Or just paint it silver.
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You can also make your own out of brake cable using ends that are held on with a set screw. I think Harris has them.
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You can also make your own out of brake cable using ends that are held on with a set screw.
+1!
I was thinking that until I got to DirtDrops post.
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The Dia-Compes at Harris should work. Just be careful on the length you get, it looks as if you have one of those long traverse cables used on the rear centerpull on Schwinn LeTour (and other) mixtes, am I not incorrect?

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I just went down to my LBS. This guy has more vintage parts than I thought. I just bought 10 NOS Dia Compe traverse cables for $3 a piece. True, I probably could have made my own but I figured this was a bargain. Thanks guys for all your help and suggestions.
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I just bought 10 NOS Dia Compe traverse cables for $3 a piece.
You no-good hoarder, you.

Now you can sell me your old rusty ones for 50 cents apiece.
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You no-good hoarder, you.

Now you can sell me your old rusty ones for 50 cents apiece.
I'll sell you 10 for $5.00
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I'll sell you 10 for $5.00
I'll do him one better, and sell 15 of them for $5.00. I'll even throw a free refinishing and rustproofing (read=silver spray paint) on every one.

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