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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:40 pm 
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I see that bolt but no roller I will have to mount a clamp version or a cable stop further up and use a top pull mech. I think the latter solution will look neater but will cost me more as I have a bottom pull mech.

Had an idea!

I will report back.


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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:54 pm 
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I found a pulley (nicked of a top pull and bottom pull convertor) and fitted it. That was my idea a very small one but it saved me some money.


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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:15 pm 
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Nice, 24 pounces!

You need a doohickey on the FD like on yetis.


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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:17 pm 
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Good work 8) surely that bolt is there to hold a pulley, if not then what is it doing there?!
and you can use your bottom pull mech :)


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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:48 pm 
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On these Trek, no pulley :D
It's the housing, not the cable which works

PS : what is a doohickey ? I admit my limits for understand US :D


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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:55 pm 
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That's barmey. Truely madness I bought a frame designed by someone who smoked to much wacky backy on evening and he thought this is good idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:10 pm 
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24pouces wrote:
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On these Trek, no pulley :D
It's the housing, not the cable which works

PS : what is a doohickey ? I admit my limits for understand US :D


There's the doohickey in the front derailleur that you posted. Great picture, thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:13 pm 
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Front view of doohickey. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:52 pm 
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Well I will have to use that XC pro front mech with the frame rather than the XTR mech I was hoping to use unless I use a pulley mounted to the bolt and a seat tube cable stop. What to do?


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 Post subject: Re: Trek 8900 owners
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:02 pm 
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The 'doohickey'* will bolt to any bottom pull fd.....interesting to see if still available!.....it's an odd idea, but it does work!.....




*.....never ever heard that name before, sounds like a thingameebob!.....I love it....I will endeavor to include it in conversation as often as possible.....


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