Old frame modern groupset

jockyfoost Posts: 63
edited January 2010 in Workshop
I'm thinking of taking an old frame with downtube shifters and converting it to have a modern groupset with sti's or ergo shifters. Would i be able to buy anything to convert the downtube shifter bosses to cable adjusters?


  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    The cable stops/adjusters just screw onto the DT lever bosses.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • andrew_s
    andrew_s Posts: 2,511
    You'll also want a couple of patches to protect the paint on the side of the head tube where the gear cables will rub.
  • mmacavity
    mmacavity Posts: 781
    Drop outs might not be 130mm spacing for current 8,9 speed hubs.
  • Slow Downcp
    Slow Downcp Posts: 3,041
    mmacavity wrote:
    Drop outs might not be 130mm spacing for current 8,9 speed hubs.

    If it's steel, it will bend out easily enough though
    Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos
  • revvers
    revvers Posts: 81
    I did this, completely revamped my Ribble bike from the nineties!! Now have 105/ultegra 10 speed set up,compiled via pro-bike, chain reaction cycles and e-bay. Cost a total of £130
  • Frame has 130mm spacing for a ten speed. Thanks for the help just what i wanted.
  • goosey
    goosey Posts: 103
    If you buy new sti shifters they may well include the cable stop adjusters to mount on the frame.