I went to the autojumble at Kempton Park on Saturday and came across a stall selling cables. There were bundles of the inevitable Triumph, BSA and Norton stuff so i asked if he had anything for a Birmingham Scott. He replied that he could only make from a pattern as Scott didn’t appear in the Romac catalogue. He reckoned that the factory either made all the cables themselves or contracted someone to make them for them.
Does anyone know what the truth was and is there somewhere in the club where all the dimensions and fittings are listed. If there is nothing on file would it not be a good idea to start something ?
You can buy generic cables anywhere.
I think that to get cables of the correct length and more importantly quality, make your own.
Bowden cable can be sourced from various suppliers, get the best you can, it really makes a difference to the operation and feel of the controls.
There are different diameters of outer/inner, get the largest that will fit your levers, buy the nipples to fit the inner.
Always remember when soldering, to make a “birds nest” first, then it will not pull through.
Yep, and as so many companies supply cables which seem to prove the motto of “near enough is good enough” it seems essential to be able to “adjust” lengths. Nothing worse than a nice resto where the cable adjusters are wound right out from the start, or where cables are pulling tight or flapping in the wind.
Sometimes jumbles have bunches of unidentified cables for a tenner or whatever, and that’s a great way to pick up Imperial sizes and BSCY adjusters.