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    My name is Mike, not Cal
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    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.

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    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.

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    Derosa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCool View Post
    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.

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    At the BOTTOM of the downtube?

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    My name is Mike, not Cal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    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.
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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCool View Post
    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.

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    My name is Mike, not Cal
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    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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