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Vulcanising

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:25 pm

I found this interesting.

There are obviously proprietary tools available in China made for this purpose:
https://youtu.be/wB41yXtwKO0
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Re: Vulcanising

Postby george baker » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:40 pm

Hi
looks good, dont think I will try it on the bike though

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Re: Vulcanising

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:44 pm

The Chinese have always been very practical and inventive though George!

If you write off a tyre like this near the Mongolian border you may not have any choice! :smile:
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Re: Vulcanising

Postby bwprice100 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 pm

Used to be common in this country 50 years ago.

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Re: Vulcanising

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:13 pm

Used to be common in this country 50 years ago.

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That's interesting Brian - I suppose tyre safety rules killed it off. :-k
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Re: Vulcanising

Postby bwprice100 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:24 am

Used to be common in this country 50 years ago.

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That's interesting Brian - I suppose tyre safety rules killed it off. :-k
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I think the speed of vehicles were much lower then and mostly cross ply tyres.


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Re: Vulcanising

Postby CharlieVictor » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:01 pm

The guy's "safety" shoes are a dead match for the technique !
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Re: Vulcanising

Postby Nate » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:00 pm

The Chinese have always been very practical and inventive though George!
When I replaced a single Weber carb with twin Dell'Ortos on a Ducati a couple of years back I had to hand make choke and throttle cables (three for each, all different lengths...). This cheap Chinese solder pot saved my sanity:
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Re: Vulcanising

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:55 pm

That solder pot looks very good! :smile:
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Re: Vulcanising

Postby Nate » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:35 pm

That solder pot looks very good! :smile:
Ced - unless you've actually attempted to solder nipples onto a cable with a soldering iron you cannot appreciate the simple absolute joy that accompanies dipping the damned thing into molten solder for five seconds, and pulling it out perfectly attached!

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Re: Vulcanising

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:01 pm

Nate - I have attempted soldering cable nipples with a soldering iron many decades ago!

As you say it is not easy and my attempts often failed.

The problem if I remember correctly was getting the strands hot enough and also getting the solder to stick to the strands even with the use of soldering flux!

Did you use flux on the strands before dipping?
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Re: Vulcanising

Postby Nate » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:33 pm

The problem if I remember correctly was getting the strands hot enough and also getting the solder to stick to the strands even with the use of soldering flux!
You have it exactly! Although you missed the bit about having a third hand to hold the whole plot steady...
Did you use flux on the strands before dipping?
I did indeed. I was lucky enough to contact a brilliant company called Wharton Metals in Lancashire - couldn't have been more helpful. They sold me the solder pellets and a liquid flux that was suitable for use with stainless steel wire.

I had tried to get the cables made up by a "reputable" cable manufacturing company but after a failed attempt I gave up with them - apparently their manufacturing tolerances were +/- 5mm so even with technical drawings they found it difficult to be exact enough for the Dell'Ortos on the Ducati.

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Re: Vulcanising

Postby DEEP DIVER » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:29 pm

Used to be common in this country 50 years ago.

Brian

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That's interesting Brian - I suppose tyre safety rules killed it off. :-k
Hi Ced
I think the speed of vehicles were much lower then and mostly cross ply tyres.


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When I started in the forklift trade in the mid 70s we used to get the crossply tyres retreaded or remolded. This was only done on 2 toplifters we had as the tyres were 6ft tall and were hard to get in that size. Both trucks had a full set of spare tyres so when worn would be sent for remolding.
For the last 25 years most have been fitted with radials and can not be remolded, so they go for shredding.
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