HI, I have a problem, and a solution to the problem, and then a problem with the solution to the problem
Generally when I take my MTB out for a ride, it gets quite muddy, especially at the moment with all the rain and muck about, but this is fun, and thats what MTB’s are for right. The problem comes with the clean up, because I’m quite OCD I like to strip the bike right down and take as much of it apart for cleaning as passable, but when it comes to the rear mech, I have the option of taking it off, or leaving it as is with the cable connected, or taking it off the bike with the cable in place for cleaning. The problem with taking the cable off is that this can only be done a few times before the cable becomes to damaged, so I find myself replacing it every month or so. The problem with leaving it connected is that…I don’t want to…
Anyway, I know there are connectors that can be used with 1 bare end, but the other end needs a nipple, so again there is a cost problem, and if I’m buying a new cable just for the nipple, the joiner becomes redundant.
I have attached a picture of a joiner used in electrical work, does anyone know if there is anything similar that could be used on gear cable, or is there anyone that has the tools to make something suitable?, basically it would just need to be thick enough to be strong, but not so thick it will cause rubbing (4-5mm) bored out to take a 1.2mm cable and 4 grub screws to joint it all
Any thoughts/ideas or anyone with some machinery need an excuse to go to the shed?