Bicycle Mechanics - aftermarket bosses for derailleur cables
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05-12-08, 05:06 PM
I'm building up a Salsa Casseroll, and the frame has bosses for installing a downtube shifter, but not for using brifters (and the derailleur cable housing that goes with them). Is there someplace I can order something aftermarket that will install over the downtube shifter bosses? And what are these called (so I can search for them)?
05-12-08, 05:20 PM
I don't know the "official" name. I jus' call 'em downtube cable stops.
05-12-08, 05:23 PM
That's what I call them, too.
05-12-08, 05:51 PM
If you buy a new set of Shimano "brifters" in a box, the stops come as part of the kit along with the cables, housings and the under bottom bracket cable guide.
At least this was true through new 9 speed sets. I cannot confirm what comes with 10 speed.
05-12-08, 08:39 PM
These cable stops are from Loose Screws
05-12-08, 08:41 PM
Thanks, all! I found some at the Loose screws website. They're indeed called "downtube cable stops."
I bought my brifters used on ebay, so I didn't get any extra bts. For awhile I was eyeing my DH's downtube shifters, wondering if I could get away with cannibalizing his bike...my cooler head prevailed, though.:lol:
05-12-08, 08:51 PM
Loose screws has 2 diffrent models so make sure you get the correct ones.
05-12-08, 08:59 PM
These are the ones I got: http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi?d=single&c=Shifter&sc=Cable%20Stops&tc=&item_id=LS-9601SF&id=2176711439
I suppose I should have gotten the 1 1/8 radiussed ones, but it looks like I can use these, too.
05-12-08, 09:07 PM
You can see a black plastic piece between the frame and new down tube stop that black piece is from the original shifters if you have the smaller 1 1/8 down tube the ones designed for the smaller 1 1/8 down tube is contoured to fit the curve better, but you should be OK.
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