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Old 11-03-09, 10:20 AM   #1
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Clamp on downtube shifter mounts

I'm in the process of upgrading a 1984 Miyata 610 and I'm changing from downtube shifters to Shimano bar end shifters. The bike does not have braze on shifter mounts, so the shifters were attached with clamp on mounts. The new shifters don't need the downtube mounts, but the barrel adjusters they came with do. The original mounts have plates designed to stop the shifters at the top and bottom of their range that are ugly, bulky and look like they'll interfere with the adjusters. Can anyone direct me to some simple shifter mounts that only have a clamp and the mount?
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what you need is a downtube mounted cable stop, no need to mess around with a downtube shifter mount. You can buy a fancy new one, or it's quite possible your LBS has a bunch (of these) sitting in a box somewhere.
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I like those fancy ones, but is there way to get adjusters in there too for fine tuning while riding ?
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The rear derailleur shouldn't need a down tube cable adjuster as there should be one on the derailleur itself unless you are using one of the very latest Shimano MTB derailleurs. The front shifting doesn't need an adjuster at all since barends are all friction for the front derailleur.
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In my case, I'm Campy 10 speed shifters ... sorry for the confusion. I swap rear wheels so it would be nice to be able to fine-tune while riding .... I guess this counts as a bit of a thread hijack ? .... sorry.
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I was hung up on using the adjusters, but you're right that they prob aren't needed. I probably even have some cable stops floating around the house. Thanks for the help!
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You can just put a barrel adjuster in to those clamp on stops. It won't turn as smoothly, and it will be harder to adjust while riding, but it'll work.
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In my case, I'm Campy 10 speed shifters ... sorry for the confusion. I swap rear wheels so it would be nice to be able to fine-tune while riding .... I guess this counts as a bit of a thread hijack ? .... sorry.
There are always in-line cable adjusters if you need adjusters.
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Anyone have any ideas for cable stops on a 1 5/8 " downtube?

It's an old Klein with aero shift obsses on top of the downtube.
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