I'm rebuilding an old bike with cantilever brakes. Instead of having a cable hanger hanging off the top of the headset, this bike has a cable stop drilled into the quill stem.
Similar to what is pictured here, except that the pictured link appears to be a DIY hack-job whereas the stem I have was designed with the drilled-in cable stop.
Aside from the fact that raising or lowering the stem will require re-adjusting the brakes, is there any downside to such a setup? I could put a more typical cable stop/hanger onto the top of the headset if that's preferable.