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bert baker29/03/2020 16:03:01
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Another thing to consider is a lot of the threaded rods have the thread rolled into them and not cut,

This means that the nominal size of the rod pre thread is smaller,

Peter Miller29/03/2020 18:18:36
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Posted by cymaz on 29/03/2020 13:27:54:

For 2mm rods the solder extenders are great. If you can't or are not good at doing Z bends try using a simple U shape for the other end

Edited By cymaz on 29/03/2020 13:28:13

You caan buy Z bend pliers very easily. One quick squeeze and you have a Z bend just where you want it.

There are like end cutting pincers with a zig zag in the teeth.

I use a special pair given to me by and American many years ago but I don'tknoiw where you would find them over here, If anyone knows I would like to know as mine have a chip out of them which can be a a problem.

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Solly29/03/2020 18:21:56
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Posted by Peter Miller on 29/03/2020 12:10:03:

I have never seen an 800 mm bicycle spoke.

A solderon iron is fine for soldering.I use a 40 watt Weller iron.

Heating the wire to red heat will work but it can cause a brittel section that will snap like a rotton carrot.

The brittle effect will only happen if the metal is cooled too quickly. For instance if quenched in water or oil or even if left to cool on a metal surface. If it is carefully air cooled it will be OK.

Solly29/03/2020 18:52:04
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Posted by Peter Miller on 29/03/2020 18:18:36:
Posted by cymaz on 29/03/2020 13:27:54:

For 2mm rods the solder extenders are great. If you can't or are not good at doing Z bends try using a simple U shape for the other end

Edited By cymaz on 29/03/2020 13:28:13

You caan buy Z bend pliers very easily. One quick squeeze and you have a Z bend just where you want it.

There are like end cutting pincers with a zig zag in the teeth.

I use a special pair given to me by and American many years ago but I don'tknoiw where you would find them over here, If anyone knows I would like to know as mine have a chip out of them which can be a a problem.

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Wheelspin Models have them in stock.

Peter Miller29/03/2020 21:21:59
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Not this type as far as I can see. I have the other type as well

Andy Stephenson29/03/2020 22:20:03
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Of the pliers type there are 6 different versions on Sussex MC...

https://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=z+bend

A.

Edited By Andy Stephenson on 29/03/2020 22:22:21

Jason Channing30/03/2020 08:19:01
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I found the great planes although more expensive the best pliers giving consistently good 90 degree bends.

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