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cal_gundert05 11-12-07 09:30 PM

ID Frame Maker: Hearts on Downtube
 
Which manufacturer puts little embossed hearts on the bottom of the downtube?

I swear I've seen a pic of these somewhere online (probably here), but I can't find it.

Thanks

CaptainCool 11-12-07 09:52 PM

I've got one, a 1977 C.Itoh (Bridgestone/Kabuki). It keeps the clamped cable stop from sliding down. I'd be surprised if it's uncommon on bikes without cable bosses.

Mtbnomore 11-12-07 11:52 PM

Derosa?

East Hill 11-13-07 06:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptainCool (Post 5624132)
I've got one, a 1977 C.Itoh (Bridgestone/Kabuki). It keeps the clamped cable stop from sliding down. I'd be surprised if it's uncommon on bikes without cable bosses.

It was a common design to have a little 'heart shaped' braze-on to keep the clamp-on DT shifters from going anywhere. My 1979 Nishiki Pro has such a detail.

East Hill

Stacey 11-13-07 06:34 AM

At the BOTTOM of the downtube?

cal_gundert05 11-13-07 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacey (Post 5625429)
At the BOTTOM of the downtube?

On the underside of the downtube in 2 spots; maybe 4 inches from the head tube, and maybe 3 inches from the BB.

The hearts themselves feel like bumps on the tube, and then there are 2 dots (which are indentations) on each heart, 1 on each half of the heart.

CaptainCool 11-13-07 11:43 AM

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Here's a picture. You can see the cuts in the paint where the clamp used to be.

edit: specifically, this bike had stem shifters, and a clamped cable stop at the heart.

East Hill 11-13-07 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptainCool (Post 5626987)
Here's a picture. You can see the cuts in the paint where the clamp used to be.

So CG05, if that's what you've got, yup, it's for the DT shifters.

East Hill

cal_gundert05 11-14-07 08:32 PM

Thanks, East Hill, that's what I've got on my bike. But it sounds like those are fairly common, and don't signify a specific manufacturer. Oh well.


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