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Where can I find downtube cable guides for brifters, for an older steel frame?

Old 03-29-15, 10:01 PM
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Where can I find downtube cable guides for brifters, for an older steel frame?

I'm trying to build my newly acquired steel Paramount Series 7 PDG frame with a modern drivetrain. This frame has braze-ons for downtube shifters. What I would ideally like to find are cable guides that mount on or near the shifter braze-ons, which would allow me to use brifters, and run the cables from the handlebars to the downtube through these guides.

My other alternative would be, rather than brifters, to use Dura-Ace Indexed 9 or 10-speed downtube shift levers (which, BTW, I can get for cheaper than brifters, as these are selling for $67.50 each brand new at Chain Reaction Cycles) and simply mount these downtube shifters on the Paramount Series 7 frame's braze-ons. But my preference is to use Brifters if I can figure out how to route the derailleur cables along the downtube.
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Shimano and Campagnolo both make them and either work.

Shimano Cable Stops Cable Stops (100113179) at CambriaBike.com

Let me know if photos would help.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
Shimano and Campagnolo both make them and either work.

Shimano Cable Stops Cable Stops (100113179) at CambriaBike.com

Let me know if photos would help.
Thanks. When I searched for Downtube Cable Guides, these never came up. When I searched for Downtube Cable Stops, they're all over the place.
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I have a set....pm sent.
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I got some for my son's bike from the local bike shop's parts bin. They only had 2 right side stops, so it looks a bit odd, but it works.
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Originally Posted by D1andonlyDman
Thanks. When I searched for Downtube Cable Guides, these never came up. When I searched for Downtube Cable Stops, they're all over the place.
I recently had the same experience but with braze on down tube shift lever mount covers for a fixie (no Drews in this house). Try to find those in a NY minute... Even Mr. Google has his limits. I often go for images and browse those to get me going on the right path.
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Just Google down tube cable stops. About $15. The Dura Ace are the nicest ones. Here are some
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Most shops should have them. The shop I was at has a big sandwich bag of them in the tool chest.
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On one of my builds I used them from a stem shiftered bike
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Most shops should have them. The shop I was at has a big sandwich bag of them in the tool chest.
Indeed. I believe they come with some brifter sets, so LBSes often end up with a lot of extras if they don't throw them away regularly.
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Originally Posted by rgver
On one of my builds I used them from a stem shiftered bike
It's even nicer when you're building an originally stem shiftered bike and it came with braze-ons!

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