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    Down tube shifter holes

    Just wondering what I should do with the holes on the downtube shifters, since i am upgrading to brifters

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    use the threaded posts as a cablestop/barrell adjuster.

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    The brifters will come with cable housing stops/adjusters that bolt on over the down tube bosses. At least Shimano will, Campy sells them as optional. You will need to use them when you install the brifters.

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    so the things that come with the shifters will work over these large brazed on holes?

    http://www.geocities.com/gasior1/Downtube.JPG

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    Shimano doesn't always come with them - you may have to buy they separately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treefox
    Shimano doesn't always come with them - you may have to buy they separately.
    Wrong...

    If you buy Shimano STi new in-the-box, they come with complete cables, housing and stops...

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    Quote Originally Posted by damocles1
    Wrong...

    If you buy Shimano STi new in-the-box, they come with complete cables, housing and stops...
    Incorrect.

    I bought Tiagra STI levers new in-the-box. They came with complete cables and housing.

    (some frames have stops built in - not everyone would want them)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treefox
    Incorrect.

    I bought Tiagra STI levers new in-the-box. They came with complete cables and housing.

    (some frames have stops built in - not everyone would want them)
    Then someone snaked them out of your box. I've installed several hundred (literally) and never seen a box without them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by damocles1
    Then someone snaked them out of your box. I've installed several hundred (literally) and never seen a box without them...
    Eh?

    Maybe a Europe thing??

    Or OEM kit thing??

    I sort of fail to see why they would include them... don't you end up with lots left over for frames that have stops built in?
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