Long ago, I used to solder my derailleur cables so that I could remove them frequently from their housing to lube & clean them. The soldered ends looked good/professional/clean and would not fray when you pinched them in the derailleur.
The last couple of cables I tried to solder, the solder would not stick.
Are the manufacturers putting something on the cables now or does anyone still solder cable ends?
I am using a high-heat solder gun, paste flux, brand new/clean cables. Not sure what kind of solder I tried. Does it make a difference if it's resin-core or acid-core?
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Thread: Soldering Derailleur Cables