Re: [CR]History of below BB cable routing?

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli)

Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 10:28:09 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]History of below BB cable routing?
References: <18.2064e8dc.2a35cfb3@aol.com>


Pete Geurds wrote:
>
> It occurred to me that the reason above bottom bracket cable routing lingered
> on top of the line models was the Nuovo Record Derailleur.
> The cable enters from the top more than the rear and would seem to require a
> more severe bend in the housing if it came from underneath the chainstay.

There were an awful lot of other rear derailleurs with the same top side cable entry as the Campagnolo derailleurs. Whether the cable housing stop was on top or bottom of the chainstay, the difference in the curve of the housing is pretty insignificant.

My fav is when the brazed on cable stop (some call 'em "Diver Dans" because they look like little underwater diving helmets) is at the 4 or 5 o'clock position on the chainstay.

Chuck Schmidt
SoPas, SoCal