Shit shit shit shit shit shit shit!
That was pretty much the scene this afternoon when I had the top tube all mitered to perfection and then drilled the holes for the little brass tube that the cable slides through. The problem was that the tubing was supposed to be .5mm thick and it’s nowhere close. it’s more like .15mm which means the shit kinks when you breathe on it.
So you drill holes in the tubelike that. You start out with a hole, and you elongate it with a file. The idea being the brass tube exits at an angle, which means the brass tube has to bend a bit to exit on the same line as it enters. Remember what I said about that brass being really thin? You smell where this is going, don’t you?
I thought you might. Just in case you didn’t though, here’s a pic. No cable is going to slide through that. So now I have two choices
1. try to find some suitable tubing and salvage the project
2. say fuck it and get a new top tube and some cable stops
The problem with a new tt is that I don’t have one. I have to order it, and the shipping will be just as much as the tube. Plus, it’ll be sitting there until the middle of next week, and I’m on a schedule here. I guess I’ll see what the hardware stores have this weekend.