Original post by: lsbf ,


Bicycle cable ends are available from you local bike shop, and online. They crimp on to prevent the cable end from fraying.  I prefer using a plastic bead, like the kind associated with Mardi Gras.

Tools & supplies: Plastic beads, small butane torch (a butane lighter will do in a pinch), good wire cutter (preferably a bicycle specific one).

1. cut cable, so end is not frayed.

2. heat end of cable till it turns red.

3. slide/ melt the bead on.