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    Front Derailer - Can it be done ?

    Is it possible to install a front derailer upon a bike that has no cable stops ?

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    Yes. You should be able to find some old vintage clip-on cable guides. It might not be pretty....

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    There's always a way but it depends on the particular derailleur and bike. One way is to run cable housing all the way from the shifter to the derailleur and tie it to the frame tubes with wire ties. Like filtersweep said: "It might not be pretty."

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    I have a dept. store Huffy 12 speed out in the barn with all the cable guides and stops front and rear cast into the derailler mounting, which champs onto the seat tube and rear dropout. Never saw anything like it before....
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    Pulll out the torch and braze one on!

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    You didn't identify the frame configuration, so I'll toss this in: if you install a downtube shifter for the front derailleur and you're using a bottom pull setup, you don't need any cable stops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Yinon
    Is it possible to install a front derailer upon a bike that has no cable stops ?
    http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...20Cable%20Stop

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