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Old 03-28-07, 08:35 AM   #1
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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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Old 03-28-07, 08:39 AM   #2
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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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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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Old 03-29-07, 05:30 PM   #7
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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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Old 03-29-07, 05:51 PM   #8
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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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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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