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Old 08-30-08, 04:25 PM   #1
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Colnago C40 cable attachment hardware

My son recently bought an older C40 frame and intends to build it up over the winter. I have a question regarding the cable attachment points. It looks to me like the hardware currently on the bike was designed for downtube shifters. Is there a reasonable way to adapt these for use with modern shifters and cables?
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Yes, a very easy way. When you buy a set of Shimano/Campy STI shifters, they will come with downtube mounted stops which will fit on those bosses. My 2004 LOOK frame has the same bosses.

If you planned to buy used, supposedly bike shops will have piles of laying around since most new frames have built in cable stops instead of the downtube shifter bosses.
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most shops should have tons of these laying around
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Yes, a very easy way. When you buy a set of Shimano/Campy STI shifters, they will come with downtube mounted stops which will fit on those bosses.
Almost right. Shimano STI's and bar-end shifters all come with a set of cable stops that bolt on right over down tube bosses. Campy Ergo's used to come with them but no longer do. Campy will gladly sell you a set but at a somewhat ridiculous price.

As noted, most bike shops have a bunch of these laying around as surplus from customer replacements, upgrades or frames that have built-in stops on the headtube.
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Thanks everyone! I'll check out our local shop.
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Almost right. Shimano STI's and bar-end shifters all come with a set of cable stops that bolt on right over down tube bosses. Campy Ergo's used to come with them but no longer do. Campy will gladly sell you a set but at a somewhat ridiculous price.
I knew I shouldn't hade made an assumption like that about Campy Thanks for the correction.
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Almost right. Shimano STI's and bar-end shifters all come with a set of cable stops that bolt on right over down tube bosses. Campy Ergo's used to come with them but no longer do. Campy will gladly sell you a set but at a somewhat ridiculous price.
I'm afraid it will have to be Campy as Shimano doesn't fit on Colnago frames...
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Stupid pros: http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2008...iermann_june08

What were they thinking?
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I'm afraid it will have to be Campy as Shimano doesn't fit on Colnago frames...
Then how do you explain this: http://www.windwave.co.uk/colnago_comp_arte.html

Ultegra no less, not even Dura Ace!

And, even worse, this: http://www.windwave.co.uk/colnago_comp_primavera.html

A Colnago with TIAGRA! How the mighty have fallen.
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Stupid pros: http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2008...iermann_june08

What were they thinking?
So that explains why he came in 53rd.
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Okay, so here's a rather dumb question, but I don't have much experience working with modern Campy stuff, and I'm about to install a new Centaur group on a '96 lugged steel Pinarello frame that has downtube bosses like the ones in the pics provided by the OP. I hadn't thought about the downtube cable stops/barrel adjusters, I'd assumed they'd be with the Centaur shifters in the box. I've got some extra Shimano downtube cable stops/barrel adjusters from a set of Shimano bar end shifters: will those work as stops/adjusters with the Campy cables, etc.?
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I've got some extra Shimano downtube cable stops/barrel adjusters from a set of Shimano bar end shifters: will those work as stops/adjusters with the Campy cables, etc.?
Yes, they will work just fine. Unlike gregf83, the cable doesn't care who makes its adjusters.
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Yes, they will work just fine. Unlike gregf83, the cable doesn't care who makes its adjusters.

Thanks, Hillrider-
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