Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Attention vintage EWR fans! If you are mounting a front derailleur to your OWB, and you are confused by the cable stops and locations, and the cable anchor bolt located down at the bottom bracket, then this little widget is the gizmo you need to track down from your otherwise hideously overpriced and under-performing LBS.

It aint a complicated little spud, and certainly nothing that would get your nibblets stiff. You can actually make one by chopping a cable stop off a road bike center-pull brake, but they are, as you can see, ready-made and generally available from the spare parts bins locally.

If you find a stash of them new, then snap them up and swap them on the street. Cash money!


Lazy Goat Dude said...

'Generally Available' ???

You should try finding one here in Blightly dude....Unicorn Kak is found more frequently.

I know someone over there who is looking for one if you find a spare though....

utahDOG! said...

I'll root around, Goat. They are more readily found in dealers with a long afiliation with Trek, as the bonded mountain bikes from the early 90's shared the same derailleur cable routing as EWR's