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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:36 pm 
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hamster wrote:
Well, there's my very tidy xtr mech going for £20 for the curious... :roll:


and for the even more curious, i have a set of these complete brake/ shifters and calipers.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28820652@N07/4660659185/

which are designed for RR.
also have the front and rear mech too :D
oh and 3 spare spanking rotors.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:57 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Aberdeen
aha!! I was wondering this myself, recently fitted a modern-ish LX rear mech to a bike, coupled with a modern-ish XT shifter, took it for a ride and my brain turned to mush when I went to change gear :lol:
I couldn't work out if it was the mech or the shifter that was playing silly buggers, I even contemplated turning the cables the other way around (joke!)

so this Rapid-Rise was just a short lived Shimano fad then? and all is back to normal now?

It's confused the hell out of me, especially when I get on my other bike with a "normal" rear mech :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:08 pm 
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jimo746 wrote:
so this Rapid-Rise was just a short lived Shimano fad then? and all is back to normal now?


Nope, its still in production or still available to buy anyway, my rear mech is a new XT M770 Rapid Rise


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:36 pm 
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Location: The Home Of Mountain Biking, And All Great Things.
I just don't like 'em. So sue me.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:38 pm 
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Location: Scotland!!!!!! Yay, at last, only 4 years waiting!
I have to say that now that I have fitted the corresponding shifters rather than the normal ones it all seems pretty seemless. Bit like driving a left hand drive car really; in the UK it's a right pain in the arse, but in a country where they drive on the right it's not that different after a while 8)


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