Ever been on a climbing trip and have your favourite cam blow a wire? Well here's how you can make an emergency repair.
Replacing the trigger wires in a Cam
In spite of the looks, this repair is surprisingly robust! I repaired this cam in the field over 5 years ago and have not done anything more apart from melt the blobs every now and again.
Some cams do not have a rigid head to support the cam lobes and rely on the stiff trigger wire to keep the lobes in position. I use a bit of elastic bungee cord to pull back the trigger bar. This keeps it in tension and give the whole unit some support. ( See Fig. 3)
Fig. 4 shows bits of an emergency repair kit I will take with me on a long climbing trip. If you haven't got that, use your imagination and improvise with what you can find.
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