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Old 09-27-18, 01:55 PM
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Aero mount cable stop -- CNC machined

Some of you likely saw the thread I posted to gauge interest in this item:

Interest in CNC machined aero mount cable stops?

I found an Australian cycling forum where one member machined cable stops that are "inspired" by the old Suntour cable stops for single-bolt aero-mount shifter bosses, which would have been standard for shifters like Suntour Symmetric, or Shimano aero shifters. The pieces I received are high quality, and they are threaded for standard cable adjusters. Some of you have already expressed interest, and I just want to share my impressions.

Specifically for the Suntour Symmetric, which I have, the mounting hole on these new units is a bit small -- the hole is 5mm, while the Symmetrics take a 6mm bolt. I recruited a helpful neighbor with a drill press, and after a few minutes, the mounting hole was 6mm and the top (countersink?) was a touch larger to accept the stock mounting bolt. The square relief under the unit is just a bit too big for the shifter boss, so it wiggles, but that space will be easy to fill.

I have five units for sale, and if the folks who already contacted me want to follow through, then these are all spoken for. I'm not sure what the mounting is like for the Shimano aero units, so it's possible you will not need to modify these if you have a Shimano-specific boss. Even so, if you have a Suntour-specific boss, the modification I needed to do took only a few minutes for my neighbor. I won't modify these prior to sale, but I just want to illustrate how minor the change was if you or a neighbor have the right tools.

Price is $25 shipped to continental US, which is just to recoup my cost, since shipping from Australia was expensive. I'll PM the folks who contacted me already. Also, if there is continued interest, I'll post a link to the Australian cycling forum so you can contact the maker directly.

Here is a pic of my shifter boss, for reference:


And pics from the person who machined these:






Test fit:


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In case one becomes available, I sent you a pm.
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Yellow Jersey sells something similar. This one looks to be of a higher quality material and workmanship.
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Mine arrived yesterday.

Had to give it a little Dremel love. My boss is a little wider which didn't take long to remedy.




It stands tall due to the height of my boss. I can live with that.



I am very pleased with this, Marco made my life a lot easier.
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Mine arrived yesterday.

Had to give it a little Dremel love. My boss is a little wider which didn't take long to remedy.
It stands tall due to the height of my boss. I can live with that.
I am very pleased with this, Marco made my life a lot easier.
Iím glad to hear itís working for you, Ken!

So you had to expand the square on the underside to fit over your shifter boss? Itís interesting to me to know the variation. For me, the square recess is too big, so I have to add some material to the underside to prevent it from wiggling.

Did you also have to enlarge the hole, or does the 5mm work for you? I had no idea these shifter bosses varied like this.
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Iím glad to hear itís working for you, Ken!

So you had to expand the square on the underside to fit over your shifter boss? Itís interesting to me to know the variation. For me, the square recess is too big, so I have to add some material to the underside to prevent it from wiggling.

Did you also have to enlarge the hole, or does the 5mm work for you? I had no idea these shifter bosses varied like this.

My boss is approximately 8.5 x 12.0 mm. Stop recessed area 10 x 10 mm. Had to widen the head tube & BB sides. 5 mm bolt hole was correct.
Stock shifters were Shimano Golden Arrow.

The way I choose to look at this, the adapter is designed to allow me to custom fit it to the bike. :0

If I had to start from scratch, I would never start. Lot easier to modify.
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I kind of want to buy one of these. I have no immediate use for it and likely never will but it just seems like some I should have just in case.
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I need to revisit this after being slammed at work for a couple of weeks. I may have one up for grabs after the initial list of folks, just need to check... I am strongly considering another small batch from the maker.
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I kind of want to buy one of these. I have no immediate use for it and likely never will but it just seems like some I should have just in case.
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Mine arrived. I also am getting a slightly damaged frame, with no DT bosses or braze-ons of any kind. I'm thinking I can drill under the DT, and drill under the BB, and use STI's with the frame, using this with cable stops, a plastic BB guide, and then an RD cable stop.....

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I think I want one as well. If you have another batch made, let me know.
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I am interested in one.
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Iíd be interested in one as well!
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Originally Posted by noobinsf
I need to revisit this after being slammed at work for a couple of weeks. I may have one up for grabs after the initial list of folks, just need to check... I am strongly considering another small batch from the maker.
Got mine today, thanks Marco. I've the Suntour mount on my Sakai so I'll be getting out the hand files. Very cool.
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Sorry for my slow response after the initial burst of interest -- it's busy season at work, so I barely have time to log on to this site and ogle everyone's bikes and give a quick comment here and there. It looks like the interest is firmly there, so I will catch up this weekend, including contacting the maker for another batch. Glad to see this is working out for those of you who got one already!
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