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tradmanclimbs


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There was a guy, Criss? i think at camp 13 in red rocks this spring swaging cables and fixing trigger wires on cams. what tools and what size/type of wire do i need and were do I get the stuff to fix my own cams???


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MEC sells a kit.

http://www.mec.ca/...&bmUID=1087584900471


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cool idea but garunteed that it is marked up pretty good. i bet I can get all that stuff at home depot fdor half or maby another hardware store. I am not making heads, just trigger wires. Stoked to go shopping. i have 4 cams right now that need repairs.


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BD sells the kit for like...$4. its for their cams only, though.

or, send them back to BD for the work.


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You need a little nicopress hand swager, it's not the kind used to make heads. I think it's called 17-BA or something like that. It only does that one size of crimp. To do 4 cables on a cam won't cost you more than $1 and might be more like .50 cents with good prices.


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You need a little nicopress hand swager, it's not the kind used to make heads. I think it's called 17-BA or something like that. It only does that one size of crimp. To do 4 cables on a cam won't cost you more than $1 and might be more like .50 cents with good prices.

I've got a double set of the original Friends, and I'll lose a couple triggers every season. To fix them, I just shove the cable back into the "connector" and crush it down with really big channel lock pliars. It's amazing that this lo-tech fix seems to work better than the original crimps.


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Even that little nicopress tool is rather expensive. We made the trigger wires at CCH with them and I seem to remember it was well over $50 just for the tool. It's been a while, things may have changed.

I used to try to swage cable to wire and set them up, this was pretty sloppy. You'll inevitably have one fray on the cable poking you or snagging stuff. Now I just run a bailing wire all the way through. It works great. If if gets bent in you pack, just straighten it out, no biggie. Anything larger than a 4 friend I'd probably use a cable though.


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I used spring tempered wire (aka musik wire or piano wire) on a Trango Flex cam. It worked really well. I don't have to worry about it getting bent out of shape.


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http://www.thecamdoctor.com


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They raised the price of the trigger kits. also if you send them back to the factory you pay shipping bothways and most factorys charge $15.00 to fix. I am in this for the long haul so a $50 tool is a good investment. if I fix 5 cams a year for myself and then maby carge my buddys a few bucks to fix theirs once i get good at it?????


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Lately I've been using baling wire. Honestly, it's so simple that I can't believe I used to bother with kits. It's stiffer than the wee braided cable used by the manufacturers, but bends easily (i.e. back to straight if bent funkily). SUPER easy.

tradmanclimbs: next time you're in North Cornflake I'll show you what I mean.


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