1960s style Cafe Racer!

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Re: 1960s style Cafe Racer!

Post by 4REICH » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:43 pm

I think it weighs under 250lbs, hopefully soon I will get around to dropping t140 internals and top end into the cases. A featherbed or A10 frame maybe in the future
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Re: 1960s style Cafe Racer!

Post by jeffsaline » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:00 pm

4REICH wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:36 am
Thank you, I hung gutters for a living a couple decades ago and still have big irons. Is an electric iron better in this application, also are soder pots unnecessary? What type of soder and flux is best?
I like an electric soldering iron as it is easy to heat. The mass of the iron is what is really necessary as that is what transfers the heat needed to melt the solder.

I use regular solder for plumbing like 60/40. Same for the flux, something that is water soluble. Do remember to clean the flux residue off the end to reduce corrosion.

The flaring of the cable end is what really holds the end on the cable. The solder just keeps the flare from being able to collapse.

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Re: 1960s style Cafe Racer!

Post by Snakeoil » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:10 pm

The flaring of the cable end is what really holds the end on the cable. The solder just keeps the flare from being able to collapse.
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The other tip is don't flow too much solder. You don't want to solder the cable beyond the slug end. Doing so will make it extremely stiff prone to breakage.
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Re: 1960s style Cafe Racer!

Post by 4REICH » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:19 pm

Thank you Snake oil and Jeffsaline. I will give it a go after picking up a new iron
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Re: 1960s style Cafe Racer!

Post by Kliff » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:36 am

Very nice!
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