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Old 06-17-12, 09:50 AM   #1
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Replacing cables on tandem with cable couplers

We have a Santana tandem with S&S couplers and cable couplers. I was going to replace my cables but could not get the cable coupler off the end of the cable. I removed the small set screw but the cable is mangled from being compressed by the screw so it won't come out of the coupler.

Has anyone found a good solution to this problem? I'm hoping that I have options other than buying new couplers!
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Have you tried to cut the cable with about a couple inches left then unwind the cable. Eventually you should be able to unwind one wire and pull it out with a pair of pliers. Pull out one at a time until whole group comes loose. Also take the set screw out completely.

That worked for me recently.
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Great idea. I'll give that a try. Thanks!
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Have you tried to cut the cable with about a couple inches left then unwind the cable. Eventually you should be able to unwind one wire and pull it out with a pair of pliers. Pull out one at a time until whole group comes loose. Also take the set screw out completely.

That worked for me recently.
+1 That's exactly what I did when replacing the split cables on our Rans Screamer. Excellent advice. Mike
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