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So what the hot ticket here?

I'm going to be running 2 cables down the down tube for an IGH and a drum brake...

1) Zip ties
2) Stick-on guide
3) Old road tandem cable clamps
4) other

Example stick on guide from jagwire
 

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zips or sticks are acceptible - hose clamps work too ;)

DX has stick ons


my now sold Nexus bike had stick ons with zips to hold the extra cable
 

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Those Jagwire stick-ons work great and are a very clean solution to routing cables on a bike that wasn't built with cable braze-ons. I used them on my old chopper/cruiser project a few years back.

To me, it all depends on how you are building your bike. I would say that zip ties or hose clamps are more in the true spirit of the late 70s. If you are building a very nice, polished looking ride, go for the stick-ons.
 

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Suntour made these in a lot of different flavors too. With these they acted a cable STOPS so you could get some of the squish out of your brake line too.

Boy named SSue said:
Road bike cable clamps work and add a touch of class. Period correct too if that's your thing.
With these they acted a cable STOPS and you could get some of the squish out of your brake lune too.
 

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#4 aka Backstops if you want to leave cables open. If not you should be able to find the TT brake cable metal guides to holds full length housing.
 

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Boy named SSue said:
Road bike cable clamps work and add a touch of class. Period correct too if that's your thing.
Ditto
 

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Modern creative thought would suggest little black stick ons' that take cable ties - they may need to be glued on with some clear E6000 glue. You may find they don't work everywhere and then you're stuck with cable ties - eventually you may find that cable ties are good enough ! What happens when a little black glue on is needed in the middle of your nice paint ? I've used both...
 

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repackpioneer said:
Modern creative thought would suggest little black stick ons' that take cable ties
Thanks Alan, Which brand of stick-on do you typically use? And thanks for the tip on the extra glue.

 

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MERK26 said:
Road cable clamps look the best to me...
A good look, but 1" doubles seem pretty rare. I'll have to see what I can find a the swap meets.
 

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Duh, whatever you can find. I think maybe I used some avids and/or jagwires They are rectangular. On the hybrids where there are three cables on the downtube I use the zip ties to keep the clutter down and speartips clear. BITD we used zip ties. Love that orange bike !
 

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A period correct clunker would probably have Sturmey Archer clamps that clamp around the frame tube. No zip ties back then.
 

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You need to do some homework, cable ties were available then and we used them. We being myself, Gary F., Charley K., Fred W., Wendy and Larry C., Bob B. and a lot of others.
On the other hand, you could find electrical tape, hose clamps, baling wire and an odd assortment of road bike straps occasionally in use. I'm no more aware now than I was then of cable straps available from Sturmey Archer and if you used their brake arm straps to retain cables good luck. People were anywhere from creative to offbeat in their approach to making their Klunker as can be seen from the photo. The word clunker was not the universal word for the fat tired bikes in use. It came from Fairfax and the multi geared crowd. The one speed coaster brake guys liked to call their bikes Bombers.
Photo - L - R: Jim Addison (?), Caroline Hurlbutt, Les Degan, Vince Carlton, Donna Degan and their Friend ?. Vince and Caroline are on bikes I built for them.
 

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Eclectic to say the least! :thumbsup: Couple of those bikes have Mustang style sissy bar seat struts! Run what you brung... ;)
 

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I`ve got a boatload of vintage clamps, but not sure I`ve got what exactly what you need. I`ll dig out the box and have a look...:thumbsup:
 
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