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Clamp-on top tube cable guides for a road bike

Old 06-07-20, 10:48 AM
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Clamp-on top tube cable guides for a road bike

Did and/or does any company manufacture stainless steel guides, or are all chrome-plated?
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Old 06-07-20, 10:56 AM
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Ebay! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Sty...IAAOSwWxNY1t3j
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I am vain and need my top tube clips to say either simplex, Campagnolo, or dura ace, depending on the bike.
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Unless someone were doing a restoration of a classic bike, I don't know why anyone would want something like that.
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Velo Orange used to sell them. I haven't looked recently.
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Originally Posted by Fissile View Post
Unless someone were doing a restoration of a classic bike, I don't know why anyone would want something like that.
Given that this is the C&V forum, I do not understand your comment.
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Originally Posted by John E View Post
Given that this is the C&V forum, I do not understand your comment.
Touché .
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
I just had a set of these arrive.

They're not bad, but they are
a) plain, very plain; the finish is dull, and the piece is only stamped - you don't have the little gussets formed at the screw eye ends, for instance.
b) thick - clearly thicker that Campag/Reg/Huret/etcetera.
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Originally Posted by tyler_fred View Post
Did and/or does any company manufacture stainless steel guides, or are all chrome-plated?
Yes they are available. Dia Compe for sure. Tektro sells some too I think. Make sure you order 25.4 mm!! (assuming that's what you need) I accidentally ordered 28.6 a few years back, not realizing that they would even make this size -- a size that did not exist when top tube cable clips were used.


I think that they are mostly stainless now, since it has become cheaper from a production standpoint.
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Thanks guys for the comments and links.
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For a non eBay vendor, Framebuilder Supply stocks them.

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Thanks @gugie. Framebuilder Supply shipped quickly.
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Thanks @gugie. Framebuilder Supply shipped quickly.
Good deal. They local, I know the guy, he almost always ships same or next day when he gets the order. Mostly he sells framebuilding stuff (tubing, lugs, braze-ons flux and brazing wire), but he also has some odds and ends that you don't need a torch to use. I just picked up some dropout adjuster bolt sets.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
For a non eBay vendor, Framebuilder Supply stocks them.
Thanks for that link to a source. Will be ordering my next set (for a recent acquisition) soon!
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