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by smuggers
30 Aug 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Genesis Vagabond - Anybody got one ?
Replies: 29
Views: 5637

Re: Genesis Vagabond - Anybody got one ?

Hi, fellow cyclists !! In need of some advice on a build I hope to do over the coming months.. Have just ordered a Genesis Vagabond frameset in a small & will gradually build it up, when funds permit & our son isn't in need of money from the bank of mum & dad, for his travels around Eur...
by smuggers
30 Aug 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Genesis Vagabond - Anybody got one ?
Replies: 29
Views: 5637

Re: Genesis Vagabond - Anybody got one ?

Hi, fellow cyclists !! In need of some advice on a build I hope to do over the coming months.. Have just ordered a Genesis Vagabond frameset in a small & will gradually build it up, when funds permit & our son isn't in need of money from the bank of mum & dad, for his travels around Eur...
by smuggers
25 Feb 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compatible Front mech for M8000 XT Chainset
Replies: 13
Views: 899

Re: Compatible Front mech for M8000 XT Chainset

The one you've order is a front pull whereas the photo of tqhe XT in the OP is bottom pull,that's OK if you're aware of it as the Vagabond will cope with either but you'll need a straight through outer cable for the front mech you've ordered. Just noticed reohn, the main title on link says front pu...
by smuggers
25 Feb 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compatible Front mech for M8000 XT Chainset
Replies: 13
Views: 899

Re: Compatible Front mech for M8000 XT Chainset

Thanks for that reohn... So I will have to run the gear cable with outer another route from the current one along the downtube & under the bottom bracket.. Nothing ever straight forward when your mechanical skills are at best basic!!

Regards..

smuggers
by smuggers
25 Feb 2019, 7:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compatible Front mech for M8000 XT Chainset
Replies: 13
Views: 899

Re: Compatible Front mech for M8000 XT Chainset

Thanks for the helpful comments.. I have ordered this FM - https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Shimano-Deore- ... _92596.htm

Hopefully I will be back on the Vagabond soon.. smiles.

Regards

Smuggers
by smuggers
24 Feb 2019, 5:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compatible Front mech for M8000 XT Chainset
Replies: 13
Views: 899

Re: Compatible Front mech for M8000 XT Chainset

Hello thelawnet!! Many thanks for the information provided. Very helpful indeed & I'm going to have a browse online for a FD-M8000-H. Am I right in thinking this mech will be OK for my cable routing type ? Gear cable runs under the down tube & through a plastic mount under the bb shell.. I h...
by smuggers
23 Feb 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compatible Front mech for M8000 XT Chainset
Replies: 13
Views: 899

Re: Compatible Front mech for M8000 XT Chainset

Thank you, Brucey... Going to get a LX or SLX mech. The XT chainset will be going on a new build soon.. Going to visit a few bike shops over the coming week & see whats available.. Thanks again Brucey..
by smuggers
23 Feb 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compatible Front mech for M8000 XT Chainset
Replies: 13
Views: 899

Re: Compatible Front mech for M8000 XT Chainset

Also whilst I'm at it, I have 2 spacers on the drive side hollowtech 2 bottom bracket & noticed I might be able to remove one & still have enough room for the small ring to not catch the chainstay..Or should I keep 2 spacers on ??


Regards..

Smuggers
by smuggers
23 Feb 2019, 9:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compatible Front mech for M8000 XT Chainset
Replies: 13
Views: 899

Compatible Front mech for M8000 XT Chainset

Morning... Just wondered if anybody can point me in the right direction for a front triple mech that will work with my new M8000 XT triple chainset.. Have just taken my old Deore triple off my Vagabond & it soon became clear the current XT mech would not be compatible with the new XT chainset.. ...
by smuggers
21 Feb 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XT M8000 triple with a 9 speed chain??
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: XT M8000 triple with a 9 speed chain??

Thanks Brucey... Going off topic, I run a 9 speed triple deore, with a deore rear mech & dura ace bar end shifters.. Local cycle mechanic told me the shifters would not index properly with the deore mech..It shifts flawlessly. Noticed on shimano's info it said use a certain type of chain only fo...
by smuggers
21 Feb 2019, 4:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XT M8000 triple with a 9 speed chain??
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: XT M8000 triple with a 9 speed chain??

You might find a greater tendency for the chain to rub on the adjacent chainring when cross chaining, as a 9-speed chain is about 1mm wider across the rivets. But if you're replacing the chain at the same time, no reason that you can't use an 11s chain with a 9s cassette - the internal width is the...
by smuggers
20 Feb 2019, 10:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XT M8000 triple with a 9 speed chain??
Replies: 5
Views: 652

XT M8000 triple with a 9 speed chain??

Have just ordered a Shimano XT M8000 chainset from CRC's & thought it was a 10 speed chainset.. Unfortunately it's an 11 speed & I'm not sure it will work on my current 9 speed system.. Or can a 11 speed chainset be run with a 9 speed chain ?? Think I might have to ring CRC's up in the morni...
by smuggers
10 Feb 2018, 4:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hope Enduro & WTB Horizons 650b
Replies: 20
Views: 847

Re: Hope Enduro & WTB Horizons 650b

Also will be touring fully loaded...But looking like i will be putting the halo's back on which are laced to deore xt hubs.. Can use my mondials with mudguards. Teach me a lesson to not think things through...sigh !!
by smuggers
10 Feb 2018, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hope Enduro & WTB Horizons 650b
Replies: 20
Views: 847

Re: Hope Enduro & WTB Horizons 650b

Thanks for the suggestions and advice Gattonero.. I have a Genesis Vagabond & wanted to try a larger tyre that was good on the road, canal & forest tracks. Also went down to 650b, so I could fit my mudguards. Not possible with 2" tyres on 29er.. I may try some kenda small block 8's or s...