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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:43 pm 
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This is probably a silly question with an obvious answer. My hack bike is currently fixed gear but I'm thinking about putting some gears on, maybe 7 speed on the back. It's a bit of an eclectic mish mash of bits, old and new and I'm thinking a thumbie rather than a DT shifter.

The frame is an old Claud Butler Daleman and what I can't see is how the cables would have been routed round the BB? It came to me as a frame and I've never had it geared. It has a bump where DT shifters would have been clamped on and a hose guide on the chain stay and that's it. The other Dalemans (Dalesmen?) on the forum look like they have a guide on the BB shell and mech hangers, but that's probably just because they are later models. As far as I can see nothing's been cut off. Would it have had some kind of clamp on guide thing?

Probably should add it isn't drilled to screw a guide onto the bottom of the BB shell, would it have had one stuck on there?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:18 pm 
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Yeah you need a band on cable guide this is the only picture I can find at the mo:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:53 am 
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Cheers for that.


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Here's pic of a rear only guide:
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Obviously a guide for both front and rear mechs would be double sided.

The one in the last post only works with a front mech with a built-in cable stop, another pic:
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Just as a thought, if you only need a few ratios, have you considered a good old Sturmey Archer? Easier conversion, the bits are that much easier to find.


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chris667 wrote:
Just as a thought, if you only need a few ratios, have you considered a good old Sturmey Archer? Easier conversion, the bits are that much easier to find.


Good suggestion, hadn't even thought about it. It would definitely be a lot less hassle. Don't really need the ratios, it was just this is my do everything bike that I ride the most and riding it fixed has got a bit dull, especially on the down hills.


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Here you go if you haven't sorted it already:

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Sunt ... p-1372.htm


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