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Old 06-16-06, 12:33 PM   #1
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Down tube shifter boss adapters for brifters

I'm finally getting into 20th century technology and converting to index shifting. Does anyone know of a source for the adapters that fit onto the braze-on downtube shifter bosses for brifter cables? Thanks.
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If you dont' want to deal with shipping, any LBS probably has a ton of packs laying around they'd love to sell you.
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They usually come with new brifters, along with cables and the plastic cable guide chingadero that goes below the bottom bracket.
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They usually come with new brifters, along with cables and the plastic cable guide chingadero that goes below the bottom bracket.
Do I have to use their plastic chingadero (conyo, chico, que palabrota!) if my bike already has a braze on chingadero?
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Your frame has braze on BB cable guide? Even though if you have downtube shifter mounts you'll still need the thing over that.
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As other posters have indicated, Shimano includes a pair of the cable stops that you need with every aftermarket set of STI shifters they sell. The upshot of that is that most every LBS has a drawer full of the things. If they like you, they could be a gimmy.

As for the chingedaro, I wouldn't worry about it. If you had down tube shifters before, you probably already have one under your bottom bracket.
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