CAM trigger wire repair

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Xenomorph
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CAM trigger wire repair

Postby Xenomorph » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:24 am

Anybody know whom can repair a cam trigger wire, I have an generation II Camalot that is still in great condition just the trigger wire has snapped,

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Re: CAM trigger wire repair

Postby Warren G » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:34 pm

have you thought about phoning the supplier? I am probably sitting 4m from the solution to your problem: a trigger kit. please email me size etc, and can't you approach us first before going onto a forum about this? we emailed each other this morning!
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Sam
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Re: CAM trigger wire repair

Postby Sam » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:00 pm

I'll do it for a case of beer :thumright

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Re: CAM trigger wire repair

Postby Old Smelly » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:46 pm

Good Point Warren G!

I have used these cam kits on many of my Camalots - it is in fact one of the great things about BD customer service - you can even repair the old ladder style Camalots with them if you apply yourself...
Really, its not that bad...I think it's my shoes...

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Re: CAM trigger wire repair

Postby Chris F » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:48 pm

I've done repairs on friends using Weedeater cord / fishing line, not sure you can do the same on a Ripalot.

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Re: CAM trigger wire repair

Postby Xenomorph » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:22 pm

Warren G wrote:have you thought about phoning the supplier? I am probably sitting 4m from the solution to your problem: a trigger kit. please email me size etc, and can't you approach us first before going onto a forum about this? we emailed each other this morning!


1) No, I did not think of that! Cape Town in summer is very distracting.
2) Now the whole of the climbing forum knows the solution to the problem in the future.
3) Go get some mtn air
4) :-)

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Re: CAM trigger wire repair

Postby Hann » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:01 pm

You could also do a home job as per this topic.

DMM does not supply trigger wire repair kits.

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=5462

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Re: CAM trigger wire repair

Postby Ringalatus » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:11 pm

Warren,
What's the cost of a trigger wire repair kit? How many wire repairs per kit?

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Re: CAM trigger wire repair

Postby Warren G » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:39 am

Recommended retail R119. We get very few requests for them- in the last year we sold 2! They do come with instructions how to replace them, however some people rather send them in to us, and I generally repair/replace the triggers. I say repair as some units can be repaired which is cheaper for the customer and faster for us.

I have some small non-BD cams, but at the time the supplier of those units didn't have trigger kits to replace the damaged unit I had at that time, and so I spent ages trying to find someone wiling to crimp the cable for me. Bike shops normally ran in fear and refused to even look at it.
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Re: CAM trigger wire repair

Postby MarkM » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:00 am

Just use trace wire (for fishing) and buy a couple crimps from the same shop while you at it.
You can even add some crimp covers if you want to keep things extra neat.

You can use this fishing link to get the basics of how to put it all together.
http://www.fishing-forum.info/pike-fishing/12338-making-wire-trace-pike-fishing.html
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