> baird co Wrote:
> Ha! When I saw the title I thought, "I wonder if I can find that pic
> from ten years ago" with the mold thing I made...
> I started doing that with motorized bikes, because the kit throttle
> cables were like 2' too long.
> I made that from a piece of aluminum about the same thickness as a cable
> Used a band saw to make a groove for the cable to fit in.
> Drilled a tiny pilot hole all the way thru, then a bigger hole the size
> of the end almost all the way through.
> Clean the cable, lay it in the slot, then smash the cable a bit to
> unravel it.
> Use a bernzomatic torch to melt the solder, let cool, and file the top
> while it's still in the mold.
> Use a spring-loaded punch in the tiny hole in the bottom to pop it out,
> cut the excess cable, and file the end if necessary.
> Pretty simple.
> I made this back before I could find cable knarps. I didn't know they
> existed. Now I just use those, unless I run out and need a cable right
> I originally posted the how-to on a motorized bike forum, but it's been
> shared to motorcycle forums, and other places, so that's my legacy...
Lol i am actually rebuilding a motorized bicycle engine and the only thing left to do is set up a throttle cable. I ordered it like 6 months ago but with covid its really delayed.