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I'm building up a new steel frame and I need a BB shell cable guide that is a push fit with a little nub in the back rather than a screw. There is a hole in the frame but its not threaded.

After much googling I still can't locate one.....any ideas people

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therevokid [948 posts] 3 years ago
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personally ... i'd tap the little blighter. they're only
M4 or M5 so not huge. That does pre-suppose that you can
of course - is the existing hole small enough to be
tapped ????

or ....
http://www.petracycles.co.uk/push-cable-guide-nylon-p-64646.html

Any use ????

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VecchioJo [396 posts] 3 years ago
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give your LBS a call, they probably have a dusty box of them, if that fails try calling Ceeway, they're a framebuilding suppliers so probably also have a dusty box of them

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stuke [335 posts] 3 years ago
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therevokid wrote:

personally ... i'd tap the little blighter. they're only
M4 or M5 so not huge. That does pre-suppose that you can
of course - is the existing hole small enough to be
tapped ????

or ....
http://www.petracycles.co.uk/push-cable-guide-nylon-p-64646.html

Any use ????

yeah tapping is an option, I haven't measured the hole but it looks about 4mm dia so should be fine. I found the one you linked to but can't find anywhere in stock.

It's annoying as I had one of the push fit guides in my sapares box until I had a clear out a couple of months ago

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stuke [335 posts] 3 years ago
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VecchioJo wrote:

give your LBS a call, they probably have a dusty box of them, if that fails try calling Ceeway, they're a framebuilding suppliers so probably also have a dusty box of them

Ah Ceeway, it's Columbus tubing so that might be a good option - cheers

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Bobbys boys [76 posts] 3 years ago
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