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Inexpensive Source for Cable Guide Clamps

Old 05-12-19, 06:55 PM
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Inexpensive Source for Cable Guide Clamps

At the bike Coop I've noticed there is many a refurbed bike which hold their cable housing to the frame using zipties. They work, but they're not ideal nor do they look as functionally pleasing; kind of slap-dash. I'm looking for a cheap source of these cable clamps. They don't have to be metal, plastic is just fine and I'm looking for something bolt or slip-on, not adhesive style. Those bikes would be much more appealing if they had a proper housing retainer in place, whether it be on the stays or top/down tubes. There must be some 50cent peice of clip-on plastic out there someplace. I know the Coop would go through a lot of them. If anyone reading this thread (you too Obi-Wan) can direct to a source I'd appreciate it!
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You mean like old-school housing guides?

https://www.bikeparts.com/categories...-pulleys/#pN=2
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Old 05-12-19, 07:38 PM
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Yes Pedal, something along those lines would do fine. $5ea though is too steep. I'd like to see 100 for $50, not 10. There has to be a cheap push/clip on 50cent plastic version out there. I remember seeing clip-on metal ones years ago when I was a kid. I thought about drafting one up then printing them off but if something is available then I'd rather buy.
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For metal ones like Blazing Pedals identified, I think finding these at bulk prices is a dream.

eBay has some plastic ones. Not as nice IMHO, but more at your price point.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/201895127153?ul_noapp=true

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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3285...AbTest=ae803_4
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Wiz / Ded.... that's the type of stuff, at "now we're talking" prices.

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Those from aliexpress.com are nice and they are Stainless Steel too !
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Originally Posted by frogman View Post
Those from aliexpress.com are nice and they are Stainless Steel too !

Hmmm, didn't notice they were stainless. Chinese stainless is a crapshoot at best but they shouldn't rust any faster than plated. You can tell they aren't finished off as nicely as some of the old school stuff, but who cares for this Coop application just so long as they look like a bike clamp and do their job. I'll propose we buy a mix of the plastic and the metal. Thanks for the input on this fellas!
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