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May 1, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: 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
patrick donahue
From Gunnison, Colorado
Joined Mar 15, 2010
539 points
May 1, 2012
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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
crewdoglm
From TAFB CA
Joined Dec 31, 2010
27 points
May 4, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: 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.
mcmaster.com/#standard-wire-ro...

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...
wivanoff
Joined Mar 3, 2012
401 points
May 4, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: High Exposure
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
wivanoff
Joined Mar 3, 2012
401 points
May 4, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Roadtrip!
Maybe check with Wired Bliss? wiredblissusa.com/ They're based in Loveland now, and I heard they do trigger repairs on other cams. ssimonson09
From Gladstone, OR
Joined Jun 9, 2010
11 points
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.
bobbin
Joined Nov 16, 2009
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Oct 12, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: 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.
Ethan Henderson
From Silverdale, WA
Joined Oct 11, 2010
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