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Old 10-27-2012, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by MatWiz View Post
If you put it back together and take pictures, you can complete my DIY.
I like the idea of working together to complete your DIY so that others benefit in the future, long after we're gone.

The great news is that we have the holy grail in hand, which is the trick to loosen & tighten the extreme cable tension, at will:
  • The ribbed stem 'is' the tension adjustment mechanism (outward=tighter)
  • The spring can potentially be wound off or on without disassembly of anything
In fact, I just now created a special tool for re-inserting the ribbed stem because it is so difficult to pound that tension adjuster inward (i.e., in order to lessen tension).

So, I'll snap pictures - but - for some reason - for the first time ever, I am no longer privileged to upload photos. I don't doubt that I post more photos than almost anyone - but - I didn't get any private messages from any moderators or system administrators (and I have email turned off) - so I'm not sure why all of a sudden, after all these years, my picture-posting privileges are missing.
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Last edited by bluebee; 11-04-2012 at 10:28 AM.
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