I've fixed up a number of old Raleigh Sportses, but until now have never run into one where the brake cables couldn't be reused. The double-ended cables that go on the proprietary Raleigh sidepull brakes are no longer made, correct? Is there some practical workaround? I'm not up to going on ebay and bidding a small fortune for any NOS cables that might show up there. But I would also like to keep the original brake calipers.
What to do? I'm sure this question has been addressed here before, probably many times. I made a good-faith effort to find such an existing thread, but came up empty.