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alternate methods for attaching a cable stop

Old 10-20-12, 08:52 PM
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alternate methods for attaching a cable stop

The derailer cable stop on the chain stay has been cut off. I know about clamp on ones, but they are kind of ugly and I don't want to run full length housing. If I wanted to attach a cable stop how could I go about it? I read about attaching it with pop rivets, but I don't have that tool and would be a bit nervous about drilling right there. Would epoxy work? Could I solder it on using a propane torch?
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Old 10-21-12, 12:45 AM
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I'm not experienced enough to answer this question. The people who are will probably need to know the frame material though.

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Old 10-21-12, 03:06 AM
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ah right of course! It's steel
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Old 10-21-12, 06:34 AM
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Well... you got nothing to lose, trying the pop-rivet cable stop approach -- if it doesn't work, you'll only be back to where you're at, looking for a framebuilder to do a repair...
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Old 10-21-12, 09:38 AM
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I would just get a rivet on stop and use tiny stainless steel screws and epoxy. The holes will be minimal and I can't see them weakening things any more than vent holes do.
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A propane torch will develop enough heat to do braze-ons with silver. That said, you will need appropriate flux and silver rod. (56% will flow best with the lower heat of propane) The silver is usually sold by the ounce, which is enough to do a whole frame and will run you a small fortune. McMaster-Carr has it at over $65 an ounce right now; your local welding supply will probably be a bit less. Your local frame builder will cost you less than the investment in materials you will need to make.
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Old 10-21-12, 02:21 PM
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Just find a suitable filled two-pack epoxy and bond it on. Clamp it to the steel tube surface by popping a small g-clamp over it and wait 'til it's cured.

The actual load on cablestops is tiny.
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Very easy, but you need the tools and to know what you're doing. Where are you? You have to be near some framebuilder. I would say it's worth driving some distance and paying someone well for the inconvenience and time.
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Old 10-21-12, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Craig Ryan View Post
Very easy, but you need the tools and to know what you're doing. Where are you? You have to be near some framebuilder. I would say it's worth driving some distance and paying someone well for the inconvenience and time.
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Burn paint, do the surface prep , and braze on a new one,

touch up the paint, when you are done.

it's steel ..
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