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Old 10-05-13, 11:09 PM   #1
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Attaching downtube shifters on a frame apparently not intended for it

I'm considering replacing the stem shifters that came with my Motobécane with downtube shifters. The frame doesn't have bosses or the little brazed on stop for clamp-on shifters, however. If I attach clamp-on shifters without the stop, is it likely that it would slip down the tube, or am I just being paranoid?

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You're being paranoid :-) just make sure it's tight, I've had plenty of bikes run this way. Is there a cable stop there now or does the housing run all the way to the derailleurs?
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You're being paranoid :-) just make sure it's tight, I've had plenty of bikes run this way. Is there a cable stop there now or does the housing run all the way to the derailleurs?
It's got cable stops in place.
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Cable stops on the DT, cable guides lower down near the BB shell, or both?
There is a difference and it will make a difference in how you run the setup.
Not a huge difference, but something to think about.

Nothing to lose sleep over, just food for thought.

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