/ Replacing sewn tape on a friend?

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Trangia - on 04 Nov 2012
Does anyone know if this facility is available? I would prefer a sewn tape to a knotted one.
BallsOfSteel - on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:

Depends on the brand, but if its actually a "friend", I am fairly sure that Wild Country do a refurb and check on cams (change of trigger/wires, new sling, quick lube) for 15...or at least they did.

Worth giving the manufacturer a shout.

BOS
BigBrother - on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia: If it is over 10 years old they won't do it.
Trangia - on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:

They are well over 10 years old. The metalwork, cams and springs are in good condition - it's the tapes which are worn.
Offwidth - on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:

Most folk do a DIY job on old cams (knot a length of sling or cord). Frankly I'd buy some new ones.
Trangia - on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to Offwidth:

I wonder how strong DIY sewing is if you use a sailmaker's needle and sail quality thread? Sails must withstand enormous forces - probably greater than a fall.
3leggeddog on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:

Your gear, your choice.

I'd either use a skinny quickdraw tape looped through the old sling hole or get a chandler to swage a wire loop on that would take a crab.
homing-penguin - on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:
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> I wonder how strong DIY sewing is if you use a sailmaker's needle and sail quality thread? Sails must withstand enormous forces - probably greater than a fall.

I wouldn't do that mate......
elsewhere on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:
Without a testing/quality programme you'll always be wondering :-(
deepsoup - on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to Offwidth:
I'd probably replace them too. (With Dragons, if I was buying new now.)

There are tons of threads on here about diy approaches, Chris Tan's approach is a good 'un: http://www.kakibusok.plus.com/Equipment/ReslingCams/Resling.htm

If you *really* want to keep the cams and don't fancy a diy approach, you could send them on a holiday to California:
http://mountaintools.com/cat/rclimb/cams/mt_camresling.htm
jon on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:

There's an American guy in Sisteron who does this service. He has a small climbing shop called The Blue Light hidden away in the backstreets down by the river. His work is guaranteed (I think by Beal, but it may be another manufacturer). It costs 5 per sling - he did half a dozen of mine this summer and they are fine (I, um, tested a couple of them). He does a mail order service. Phone him and have a chat. He's an interesting guy and does numerous other sewing and mechanical repairs at very reasonable prices.

Mike Cuaz
The Blue Light
12 rue du Grand Couvert
04200 Sisteron
Tel 04 92 31 16 57
Trangia - on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to jon:

Thanks for that
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wivanov - on 04 Nov 2012
In reply to Trangia:
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> I wonder how strong DIY sewing is if you use a sailmaker's needle and sail quality thread? Sails must withstand enormous forces - probably greater than a fall.

I wouldn't do that. But here's some information on how to correctly sew your own.
http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2593958#2593958

If you don't want knots, how about a simple basket hitch?
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/reslung-alien--hows-this-look/107561282#a_107592224


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