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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:45 pm 
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It does look like mine is setup correctlty then.

Very strange, just can't get the thing to work, everything seems correct, tried numerous things but everytime I shift up to postition '2' it sends it up top the granny ring :evil:


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No, The cable needs to be on the other side of the little pointy bit. That might be your issue.


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sorry - looked like it was correct.


try cleaning out the shifter too, the grease gets thick and can lead to the ratchets not always engaging for each ring.


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No, The cable needs to be on the other side of the little pointy bit. That might be your issue.


Ok, so looking at my pic where the cable is attached to the left hand side your saying it should be on the right?

legrandefromage - Tried to different shifter pods and two different cables.


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Ian W wrote:
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No, The cable needs to be on the other side of the little pointy bit. That might be your issue.


Ok, so looking at my pic where the cable is attached to the left hand side your saying it should be on the right?

legrandefromage - Tried to different shifter pods and two different cables.


ok - well if the cable is attached the wrong side it will pull the mech further than it should so in effect - overshifting. It can also help to have a certain amount of slack in the cable when on the granny ring, not too much though. Front mechs can take ages to get right.


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I agree with the big cheese. He is correct. FD can be nightmares to set correctly... The cable position won't help though. Have you considered a snagged outer?


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I think I spy your problem, the M900 mech is trying to shift a compact drive chainset? That will always cause a headache

Looks like you'll need to find an appropriate mech

1994 XT

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do you see your mech here?

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these should work better:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BANKRUPT-SHIMANO- ... _841wt_905

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Shimano-stx-rc-fr ... _520wt_905

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Shimano-Deore-LX- ... _908wt_905


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legrandefromage - I think you could be on to something !

My mech is an XTR M900 (unknown year).

The chainset is a Sugino 900.

I have tried every possible way to get this thing setup and its constantly the same issue of the upshifting just appears to push the mech too far.

Would the mechs you posted work with the Sugino chainset (or how can I confirm what will / won't work).


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Ian W wrote:
legrandefromage - I think you could be on to something !

My mech is an XTR M900 (unknown year).

The chainset is a Sugino 900.

I have tried every possible way to get this thing setup and its constantly the same issue of the upshifting just appears to push the mech too far.

Would the mechs you posted work with the Sugino chainset (or how can I confirm what will / won't work).


the mechs I posted are for 94bcd compact chainsets including the Sugino


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