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 Post subject: Command shifters?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:29 pm 
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Thanks and hope you find the right decals!
Btw, what rear hub and cassette du you run with those Command shifters?
I've stayed away from them as I remember the troubles I had in the 90's with getting the XC-Pro thumbies on a Fisher CR-7 to work with a XT drive train. Could it be they predate the progressive cassette cog spacing they used in the 90's?


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 Post subject: Re: Command shifters?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:08 pm 
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donpedro wrote:
Thanks and hope you find the right decals!
Btw, what rear hub and cassette du you run with those Command shifters?
I've stayed away from them as I remember the troubles I had in the 90's with getting the XC-Pro thumbies on a Fisher CR-7 to work with a XT drive train. Could it be they predate the progressive cassette cog spacing they used in the 90's?


OK...1993 Litespeed. Merlin and Litespeed must have had similar production numbers and both must be using a sequential arrangement.

I'm using it with a 7sp Shimano freewheel if I recall...the spacing is pretty similar to Suntour and it works well, but not perfectly. From what I've read they didn't work perfectly with the stuff they were designed for either.


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I really like that! i could imagine my self owning it


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:22 pm 
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Okay, i want some drop bars for this...http://www.flickr.com/photos/joesphotographicness/6331453967/in/photostream

I think ill put some faster rolling tyres on and convert it to single speed

Thinking either these bars... http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=54259

Or a wide compact road bar, but i can't find any compacts wider than 44cm

Opinions? :)


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I'll throw this one in here:

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More here


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 1:04 am 
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Just finished my surly monster cross yet to ride it off road but initial thoughts are good from afew short road rides.

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Feels ok with this setup not sure I won't go to a high rise stem at a later date.

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LGF: Is it not raining in Marmite Fungus?

My grass is the same or worse - it's been impossible to cut the damn stuff with all this blimmin' RAIN!

Actually someone came on Radio 5 last night and said it was OK to leave your grass long because the bees like it. Good enough excuse for me....

Back on topic, I'm building a Giant Cadex with Pace RC35s and drop bars, with Shimano 600 bar end shifters. Rockin' the retro drops!


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singlespeed with a derailleur? Why? What's the point?

In fact singlespeed: Why?


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 12:27 pm 
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grogee wrote:

singlespeed with a derailleur? Why? What's the point?


Chain tensioner

grogee wrote:
In fact singlespeed: Why?


No idea


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