XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

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XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

Postby Russell160 » 8 Apr 2013, 8:56pm

I currently have a Shimano Alivio rear mech on my hybrid. I saw a cheap used Deore XT rear mech for sale and bought it, to replace the Alivio which is quite sluggish/slow to change up compared to the XT I have on another MTB. ( I have fitted a new cable so I know it's not that).
However, I now realise the XT rear mech doesn't have a cable adjuster on the mech. New ones don't appear to have either:
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-xt-m771 ... ampaign=uk

On my MTB which has an XT mech I see the cable is adjusted at the handlebar changer. However, there is no apparent adjuster on the gear changer on this hybrid. So therefore it would appear I would have no way of making cable adjustment.

My questions are:
a)Is this omission of an adjuster a standard XT feature or is it just missing? If it is standard, any guesses as to why this is?? It seems really bizarre.
b)Am I basically stuffed in this situation and should not bother changing the mechs?
c)Is the only other option to upgrade the handlebar shifters (which I am reluctant to do) to ones with a cable adjuster?

(I see the LH shifters do have a cable adjustment at the trigger: presumably because there is no other adjuster for the front mech??)

Thanks in anticipation.

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Re: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

Postby gaz » 8 Apr 2013, 10:28pm

An in line adjuster should solve the problem.
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Re: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

Postby Brucey » 8 Apr 2013, 10:30pm

they come like that now and are designed to be paired with shifters with a a barrel adjuster.

You can fix your problem with an inline barrel adjuster.

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Re: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

Postby Russell160 » 9 Apr 2013, 10:10am

Great thanks. How do you fit the in line cable adjusters: remove cable outer and cut it and refit? ie can I use the existing cable? And where should it be fitted: near the trigger or near the mech?

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Re: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

Postby Brucey » 9 Apr 2013, 10:15am

if you can remove and refit the old cable then by all means re-use it. However you may find the end is frayed so that it won't thread back through. Trim the outer by the length of the adjuster, and fit the adjuster wherever it makes most sense. Somewhere in the run between the pod and the first cable stop is usually best. Mid-run isn't a bad idea because that way it won't rattle or strain a short length of outer at one end.

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Re: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

Postby Graham » 9 Apr 2013, 10:17am

I had a similar query.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=74360

I picked-up a Jagwire inline adjuster @ Local Bike Shop for a couple of quid.

I think I will try to put it near the derailleur rather than up near the STI shifter. { I like to watch how the derailleur moves while I do the adjustment. }

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Re: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

Postby meic » 9 Apr 2013, 10:21am

If you put the adjuster up at the top you can adjust it while you are riding so that you can fine-adjust it for the real world situation, rather than the workstand version.
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Re: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

Postby phil parker » 9 Apr 2013, 10:54am

You can also buy a BB non-threaded adjuster to fit in your rear derailleur, I have recently fitted one for use with an XT rear derailleur & bar end shifters

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Re: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

Postby Graham » 9 Apr 2013, 1:10pm

phil parker wrote: . .. .You can also buy a BB non-threaded adjuster to fit in your rear derailleur . ..

is BB a brand ?? Have you got a link ?? Ta

Edit : Found it . . . . . should be BBB
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/bbb-bcb-96-gear-adjuster/

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Re: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

Postby GavinC » 9 Apr 2013, 1:17pm

Hi Graham

The adjusters that Reohn2 and I provided links to in your other thread push straight into the rear mech and work exactly like the built in adjuster on a regular rear mech.

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Re: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

Postby RickH » 9 Apr 2013, 1:27pm

Graham wrote:
phil parker wrote: . .. .You can also buy a BB non-threaded adjuster to fit in your rear derailleur . ..

is BB a brand ?? Have you got a link ?? Ta

There's a "B" missing - it's BBB.These are probably what Phil meant.

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Re: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

Postby bikepacker » 9 Apr 2013, 1:29pm

I got a Jagwire adjuster and put it directly on the mech.
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Re: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

Postby The Mechanic » 9 Apr 2013, 2:05pm

Same here but I think my was a Richley version. It just pushes into the end of the rear mech where the cable goes in.
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Re: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

Postby The Mechanic » 9 Apr 2013, 2:07pm

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Re: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

Postby phil parker » 9 Apr 2013, 2:27pm

RickH wrote:
Graham wrote:
phil parker wrote: . .. .You can also buy a BB non-threaded adjuster to fit in your rear derailleur . ..

is BB a brand ?? Have you got a link ?? Ta

There's a "B" missing - it's BBB.These are probably what Phil meant.

Rick.


Sorry guys, I was using my mobile phone and missed that extra 'B' - yes that's the one: works a treat!

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