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Safety Wire Size

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Guys:

What gauge of wire do you use to wire your grips and/or other parts on your bike? I bought some 24 gauge steel wire but wanted to ask before using.

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You use stainless steel safety wire, not regular steel wire, cause it breaks too easily, its available at aircraft supply shops in 2 guages, I use the lighter stuff which is 25 thousandths of an inch diameter, you will also need a pair of safety wire pliers, about $20 to $30.

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There is available that safety wire thing, I don't even know what it's called, some sort of looped gizmo for twisting safety wire. Skip that goofy thing and like DeBarker said, get real safety wire pliers. I use mine ALL THE TIME. You won't regret it.

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I have 0.032" diameter stainless. It is available from White Bros. About $20.00 for a big roll.

And I agree - Definately get the pliers....

[This message has been edited by Heywood (edited 06-30-2000).]

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I've been using standard residential copper wire (romex) and it works great! When you twist the wire it stretches nicely and the knot can be flattend into the grip with a hammer. The bottom-line is that I never had a grip spin on the bar. Even after the grip end was torn and moisture could get under the grip. The wire is cheap too.

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