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    Brake cable end caps

    Up until now I've been using aluminum brake cable end caps with a blind hole. It seems that I have only been able to find the end caps with a through hole. Does anyone have a source for the end caps without the through hole?

    Short of a pair of pliers or needle nose, what are you using for end cap crimping tool?
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    Bike shop, they use a lot of them .. I crimp with dikes..

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvercreek View Post
    Does anyone have a source for the end caps without the through hole?
    Amazon?

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o02_s00_i01

    Or cycling-specific online stores (like the ones that sell through Amazon).

    Quote Originally Posted by silvercreek View Post
    Short of a pair of pliers or needle nose, what are you using for end cap crimping tool?
    I just use pliers to squish the proper areas of the cap, but a crimper tool of appropriate size would certainly work better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvercreek View Post
    Short of a pair of pliers or needle nose, what are you using for end cap crimping tool?
    Park cable cutters have a couple flats to do this. Observe-


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    Quote Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
    Park cable cutters have a couple flats to do this. Observe-

    Thanks Dan.
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    I buy them in bulk from where ever. Use the Park Cable Cutter tool pictured above to crimp them. IIRC the last bottle I bought was Avenir brand.

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    Price point has 'em in 100-count bottles.
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/211...s-100-Pack.htm
    I've seen them elsewhere for similar prices, including some LBSes; $13 for 30 seems insanely expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
    Price point has 'em in 100-count bottles.
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/211...s-100-Pack.htm
    I've seen them elsewhere for similar prices, including some LBSes; $13 for 30 seems insanely expensive.
    If you're known at a shop (meaning that you don't buy everything online) they may just give you a handful. Last time I went in to buy some, the owner poured 25 or so in a baggie and handed them to me, but I've bought five or six bikes there going back 20 years. If a shop tried to charge me $13 for 30, I'd walk out and never go back

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    I just bought a bag of 100 plain aluminum end caps and a new brake cable through Amazon. Thanks for the help.
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