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    aftermarket bosses for derailleur cables

    I'm building up a Salsa Casseroll, and the frame has bosses for installing a downtube shifter, but not for using brifters (and the derailleur cable housing that goes with them). Is there someplace I can order something aftermarket that will install over the downtube shifter bosses? And what are these called (so I can search for them)?
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    I don't know the "official" name. I jus' call 'em downtube cable stops.

    http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...id=12317961486

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    That's what I call them, too.
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    If you buy a new set of Shimano "brifters" in a box, the stops come as part of the kit along with the cables, housings and the under bottom bracket cable guide.

    At least this was true through new 9 speed sets. I cannot confirm what comes with 10 speed.

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    These cable stops are from Loose Screws
    It may not be fancy but it gets me were I need to go.
    http://www.jtgraphics.net/cyclist_bicycles.htm

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    Thanks, all! I found some at the Loose screws website. They're indeed called "downtube cable stops."

    I bought my brifters used on ebay, so I didn't get any extra bts. For awhile I was eyeing my DH's downtube shifters, wondering if I could get away with cannibalizing his bike...my cooler head prevailed, though.
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    Loose screws has 2 diffrent models so make sure you get the correct ones.
    It may not be fancy but it gets me were I need to go.
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    These are the ones I got: http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...&id=2176711439

    I suppose I should have gotten the 1 1/8 radiussed ones, but it looks like I can use these, too.
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    You can see a black plastic piece between the frame and new down tube stop that black piece is from the original shifters if you have the smaller 1 1/8 down tube the ones designed for the smaller 1 1/8 down tube is contoured to fit the curve better, but you should be OK.
    It may not be fancy but it gets me were I need to go.
    http://www.jtgraphics.net/cyclist_bicycles.htm

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