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Help! How do I refit my rear derailleur cable?

BobGeldartBobGeldart Posts: 41
edited November 2009 in Workshop
I converted my 1980's stylee road bike to singlespeed many years ago. I now want to refit the rear derailleur but have lost the cable and cable guides. What do I need to reconnect the gears? There are no fittings brazed onto the frame, I have vague memories of a chrome cable guide fitted just below the front changer. The levers (frame mounted) and derailleur are Shimano 600s.

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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,932
    You can buy plastic BB cable guides that mount via a 5mm bottle cage bolt.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • Why would I fit a BB cable guide to a bottle mount?
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,932
    Re-read my reply several times till you understand it.

    I said bottle cage bolt, not mount. The bolt goes into the mount and also screws into holes elsewhere on the frame.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • balthazarbalthazar Posts: 1,567
    I think you mean something like this on the down tube:

    HuretCableGuideStopm.jpg

    Or this on the seat tube:

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    with this on the chainstay:

    ShimanoCSCableStopm.jpg

    If so, I'm not sure where you can get them! this store is American, but still - maybe it'll jog your memory.
  • geoff_ssgeoff_ss Posts: 1,234
    redvee wrote:
    You can buy plastic BB cable guides that mount via a 5mm bottle cage bolt.

    If you feel confident enough and have the tools you could easily drill and tap a 5mm hole in the BB shell to fit a guide. You'd still need a dual cable stop fitting near the top of the front down tube if you wanted modern combined brake/gear levers and one on the chain stay near the rear mech. If you had down tube shifters it would be a bit easier.

    Geoff
    Old cyclists never die; they just fit smaller chainrings ... and pedal faster
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