Nipples are sometimes undervalued. The don't necessarily stick out all of the time, but they can get people excited. Reader Luke from New York likes nipples, spoke nipples.
You definitely do not want any frayed cables on your bike. I can tell you from experience that a frayed cable possesses a unique ability to embed itself deeply into the human epidermis. Luke blogs over at Luke of NY and he used a spoke nipple to serve the purpose of a cable end. The following pictures come from his blog -
Nipple to the rescue! Crimp and go.
In the past I faced a similar problem and a large dollop super glue will also do the trick. Readers feel free to comment on cable security/safety hacks if you have them. You can also contact us via email and we will tell you how to send us text and pictures for posting if you are so inclined.