Stopping cable fray

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Who knows some tricks? I would love to learn your little trick for preventing cables from getting all frayed at the ends without having to crimp on a permanent-ish cable cap.

For example, on stock Hobbit or Peugeot carbs, the cable is able to just clamp on at the carb end which is great because it makes it even easier to use bicycle shifter cables, but you have to either put a crimp cap on, or deal with messy frayed cables.

I've tried torching them to fill them with solder or some other brazing filler, but those thin little steel wires burn up pretty quickly under intense heat.

So, ideas?

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