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 Posted: Sun Jul 26th, 2020 06:36 pm
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William Dunlap



Joined: Fri Jan 31st, 2014
Location: Kula, Maui, Hawaii USA
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When these cages were new, they were tight. They loosen up over time. Brass is pretty soft after all.
When they were originally crimped, it required a fairly large amount of pressure to do it. The is likely some evidence in the the way of a depression where the spoke should sit.
I use a specially made tool to re-tighten these. Some just bang it had with a hammer, but that won't get you anywhere.
Depending on the year of the cage, I grip the wrap tightly, then with a twist toward the center, I pull the wrap tight around the back ring. You might have to repeat this a couple of times before it's tight enough.
I do the same to loose front ring wraps, if needed.

To fix the rear ring, you will need some tubing with 3/16" ID. The coupler was usually midway between two spokes.
Cheers,
Bill

Who is hunkered down with pooch to weather out this hurricane. We usually loose power and internet. Will post while possible. 
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Last edited on Mon Jul 27th, 2020 04:17 am by William Dunlap