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how to remove downtube shifter mounts....or change them?(4 posts)

how to remove downtube shifter mounts....or change them?fouzilogic
May 5, 2001 5:45 PM
im trying to use an older cannondale frame that previously had shimano 7spd downtube index shifters.........witha campy ergo 8speed do i connect the cable mount to the mounting post were the index shifter use to be?...........the shapes of the mount post is very different.........?

It should fit.Dave Hickey
May 5, 2001 7:02 PM
Are you saying the ergo cable guides won't fit on the downtube bosses?
They should fit. When you took off the index shifters, did you take off the chrome piece that the shifter mount to? These pieces need to come off also.
older frame...with downtube bosses.......cable guides wont fit?fouzilogic
May 5, 2001 7:51 PM
thanks........this frame is from the early 90's........the down tube bosses......seem to be of a different shape or cannon be removed?

any ideas?

ill post pic's later

there are two kinds: flat and curvedclub
May 7, 2001 7:13 PM
some of the cable stops are flat in the back (frame) side, others are curved. I forget which is which, but you obviously need the other kind. You don't have to stick with Campy for this, old road gripshift and shimano also have stops for downtube bosses, I know for sure shimano has cannondale-compatible ones.