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Join Date: Sep 2006
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Bikes: '05 Felt F55, Schwinn Prologue road bike, '86 Centurion DS Iron Man, Sette Flite AM MTB
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Downtube to Shimano STI - which cable stops will work?
I have a steel frame with downtube shifter bosses. I also have a 9-speed 105 group with STI shifters that I want to put on it, except I don't have the cable stops that attach to the shifter bosses. When searching on ebay, I've found that there are two kinds of cable stops: one with flat bottoms, and one with curved bottoms. So, which one will work better for my steel frame?
According to this page
on ExcelSports, they say "Use flat with oversized and aero downtubes. Use round with most steel frames and aluminum frames with standard downtubes."
That part makes sense, but will the flatbottomed kind fit steel-downtubes as well? I know it wouldn't sit exactly flush, but will this be really obvious and will the stops wiggle around?