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Cable Stops - Reducers?(3 posts)

Cable Stops - Reducers?PNW Rider
Jan 16, 2004 9:33 AM
Building a 'cross bike with top tube cable routing. One set of cable stops is oversized, like it was made for a disc brake set up - only the bike does not have disc brake tabs. LBS gave me some inserts/reducers, that turned out to be too small. The cable stop is too big to hold cable housing if I chose to just do solid housing brake or derailleur. . .

Any one have a solution?
As a last-ditch desperation move, try a machine shopCory
Jan 16, 2004 4:52 PM
When I used to ride oddball bikes, I was always running into problems like that--it's one reason I went mainstream for my main rides. You used to be able to find parts in old-time bike shops, but that NOS inventory is getting scarce, and so many mom-and-pops have been driven out of business that it's hard now.
If nothing else works, look in the Yellow Pages under Machine Shops. A friend of mine had a similar problem with a boat a few months ago, and a local guy machined the part for him out of a piece of aluminum stock in a few minutes. You might even be able to do it yourself with a file or Dremel, a drill and some patience--find some stock the right size, grind one end down to go into the stop, drill a hole partway through to fit the housing, then continue with a smaller bit for the cable. That should pass a frosty winter evening....
re: Cable Stops - Reducers?Mike Prince
Jan 17, 2004 4:54 AM
try www.loosescrews.com - worth a try as they stock a lot of odd small parts. Be prepared to pay, but usually they are worth the time to look.