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    Internal cable routing issue - special plugs required?

    Hello,

    I am in the process of reviving a Dawes (http://www.dawescycles.com/) touring frame.
    However, I am a bit puzzled regarding the internal cable routing. As you can see on
    the picture the holes are rather big. So I suppose that I need special frame plugs.
    The Dawes customer service could not offer any help - so I am counting on you.
    Maybe these openings used to be some kind of a standard?!

    I appreciate all relevant comments or ideas


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    I think you might have good luck contacting a rubber grommet company, providing the dimensions of your cable ports, and seeing if they have something that will fit or is close enough for an exacto knife.

    http://www.midatlanticrubber.com/prod_1.htm

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    Someone recently posted pics of a frame that uses those same grommets. A Fuji, perhaps?

    Edit: found it - it is a Fuji. Scroll down and look at the Tiara in this thread
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    @bbattle - Excellent idea! Thank you. I will definitely take this as an option
    @Ex Pres - Great piece of information - so at least it does seem that these
    drillings are somewhat standardized. I wrote shnibop on his wall since I am
    not able to send PMs - hopefully he'll drop me an email.

    -pit

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    I have some. PM sent.



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    I just found this thread, and I have exactly the same issue, and was wondering if anyone still has some of these plugs? I'm in the UK, but if there is no-one here, then I can pay for shipping from the US. I've had the frame (Dawes as well!) for years, but not been able to find any plugs, so they'll be a life saver! .....

    Daryl

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    I think I need the ones on the left. Panasonic frame.
    Would it be possible to have them sent to Germany?
    Thanks for the help.

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    Gromit?

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    Looks like Cinelli's cable grommets might work on that frame too. Lots of them for sale NOS at eBay for usually not too much.
    I noticed that Dawes wisely reinforced those oval openings on the TT, which is good, as some brand bikes that have similar internal routing holes had cracking problems.....

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    Any chance I could still buy some?
    That'd be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftwelder View Post
    I have some. PM sent.



    IMG_3706 by barnstormerbikes, on Flickr
    Quote Originally Posted by hallohase View Post
    Any chance I could still buy some?
    That'd be great.
    Holy Cow I never noticed this was a Zombie thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    Holy Cow I never noticed this was a Zombie thread
    Zombies are everywhere..!
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