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Tman
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@BRIAN MARSHALL wrote:

Half an inch from the nipple is the clue, and I bet that when the cable was made, the soldering got too hot and embrittled the Bowden cable.

Possible, but unlikely in this case, as I hold the cable in the jaws of the vice with the nipple sitting on top of the vice jaws, so the vice acts as a huge heat-sink. I also use a soldering iron only and never a gas torch or soldering pot.
Incidentally I made it home by fixing a chock-block connector to the cable end and taping the throttle outer to the brake cable. I had to ride home with my thumb above rather than below the ‘bars but it worked quite well. I was quite adept at it by the time I reached home.. 😉