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By patrick donahue
From Gunnison, Colorado
May 1, 2012
me climbing at lost horizon, NH

so sadly after many years with one of my trusty solid stem friends i have to finally retire it do to the trigger wire has snapped on my. does anyone know where i can get replacement wires or how to Jerry rig it but also still be safe?

thanks
PD


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By crewdoglm
From TAFB CA
May 1, 2012
78 degrees north at 40,000 bearing about 220. Five hour sunset.

www.fishproducts.com/index1.html

I think the Russ Walling is fabricating the trigger wires because Wild Country no longer sells the replacement kits for Friends older than 2001. Good luck


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By wivanoff
May 4, 2012
High Exposure

patrick donahue wrote:
so sadly after many years with one of my trusty solid stem friends i have to finally retire it do to the trigger wire has snapped on my. does anyone know where i can get replacement wires or how to Jerry rig it but also still be safe? thanks PD


I've repaired some. If you want to DIY McMaster-Carr is one place that sells thin stainless steel cable and crimps.
www.mcmaster.com/#standard-wire-rope/=he209j

IDK if a boatyard would have anything that thin. Sometimes thin SS cables are used as "leashes" to keep quick release pins and such on jigs and dies in a machine shop. Maybe Jergens, Reid Tool or MSC will sell small quantities.

If I think of it, I'll mike up some of the cable on my Friends and post back the actual diameter...


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By wivanoff
May 4, 2012
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wivanoff wrote:
If I think of it, I'll mike up some of the cable on my Friends and post back the actual diameter...


As promised: I measured the flexible stainless steel trigger bar wire diameter on several of my rigid stem Friends to be .050"
This makes sense, as the solid wire that attaches to the cam measured .056"

Hope that helps. Note that these were the original rigid stem Friends - NOT the forged ones.

EDIT: I just had a thought.. I'm pretty sure Guitar Strings come in that diameter. And deep sea fishing 'leaders'. Might be just the small amount you need.

- Bill


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By ssimonson09
From Tacoma, WA
May 4, 2012
Roadtrip!

Maybe check with Wired Bliss? www.wiredblissusa.com/ They're based in Loveland now, and I heard they do trigger repairs on other cams.


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By bobbin
Oct 12, 2012

wivanoff wrote:
As promised: I measured the flexible stainless steel trigger bar wire diameter on several of my rigid stem Friends to be .050" This makes sense, as the solid wire that attaches to the cam measured .056" Hope that helps. Note that these were the original rigid stem Friends - NOT the forged ones. EDIT: I just had a thought.. I'm pretty sure Guitar Strings come in that diameter. And deep sea fishing 'leaders'. Might be just the small amount you need. - Bill


FWIW, bicycle derailleur inner wire is usually 1.1 or 1.2mm which is about the same diameter.


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By Ethan Henderson
From Silverdale, WA
Oct 12, 2012
aliens

Send them to wired bliss if you dont want to do it yourself.

I also had some wires and slings redone and they look great!

inexpensive also.


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