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  • Top Swing or Conventional

     golfcurry updated 11 years, 5 months ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
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  • golfcurry

    19 February 2009 at 3:52 am

    I’m looking to change my front mech from a top swing to a conventional swing mech on my hardtail, the reason being is the cable locking bolt is in a place where i can’t get to it to tighten the cable.

    Hence i have a spare lx mech off my other bike which is conventional, can anyone foresee any issues setting it up if i do this.

  • Steve Kish

    19 February 2009 at 11:07 am

    If you mean what I think you mean, then provided that you have a channel under the bottom bracket and a longer cable, should be OK.

  • golfcurry

    20 February 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Cheers Steve i see what you mean about the channel under the BB, i don’t have one so i’ve now sussed why the mech wasn’t working properly in the first place – the barrel adjuster on my gear lever had snapped causing loose cable so its a new gear lever and the old mech back on but still have to suss why the cable bolt is hard to get to

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