1.2 mm fishing line or strimmer line?

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02GF74
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by 02GF74

anybody tried using 1.2 mm fishing line or strimmer line as replacement for steel gear wire?

it should be strong enough. As it may stretch a bit which, it may not work on the rear shifter but that should not be a problem for the font shifter.

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Powercordz cover his option. They aren't cheap but they are indeed very light. The end "bump" on them is aluminium and composite. The cord is made of zylon fibres, coated in some sort of nylon looking stuff. They do not stretch.
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by 02GF74

^^^ I know about Powercordz, but £ 35 for a pair vs £ 1.50 for 4+ pairs makes me want to try out the cheaper option. :? Making the end ferrule may be their downfall but I jave a couple of ideas..... :lol:


..... and Spinergy wheels use nylon (or some other not metal material) for spokes

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by willymcd

the only thing I can think of that would work is braided fishing line, but that is quite a bit thinner... Monofilament stretches to much.

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by JkAlentejano

I mysefl already had the same ideia, but never got to test it, but i know someone who tried it and said that was a no go, it stretch wayyy too much.

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by 02GF74

Was it fishing line that was tried?? I can imagine that needs to be quite stretchy to take the shock but I am looking into using trimmer line whcih may not be.

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by Arky

creep is the problem

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by JkAlentejano

He tried a very strong fishing line, i don't recall exactly for how much kilos it was, but was a lot.
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by tompho

I didn't use a finish line, but the Powercordz works perfect with a XX rear derailleur.

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by sled driver

02GF74 wrote:^^^ I know about Powercordz, but £ 35 for a pair vs £ 1.50 for 4+ pairs makes me want to try out the cheaper option. :? Making the end ferrule may be their downfall but I jave a couple of ideas..... :lol:



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