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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bay Area, Sunny Cali
Bikes: '05 Felt F55, Schwinn Prologue road bike, '86 Centurion DS Iron Man, Sette Flite AM MTB
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Mounting cable guides on odd DT shifter bosses?
I have an '86 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman bike that I want to fit with modern Shimano STI stuff. Unfortunately I don't know how to fit my 9speed Shimano STI group on the frame: I took off the downtube shifters and discovered that the shifter bosses are not the usual "square" shape, so I can't fit STI cable bosses like these:
They have a semi-round shape and a notch that serves as a limit stop for downtube shifters (currently I have Shimano 600 friction shifters mounted). The cable guides above will not fit these bosses.
How can I get my STI cables on the DT shifter braze ons? Note, I'd rather not use a clamp-on cable guide. The naked braze-ons would get in the way of the cable and even if they didn't it would look ugly.