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 Post subject: Ebay purchase
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 5:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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I recently bought a front mech of ebay, it was described as bottom pull. I have tried to convince the seller that it is top pull not bottom pull as described on the 'bay.

I enclose a number of photos below. Can someone confirm that I am correct and not just trying to pull a fast one on the guy. He thinks I am mad.

It is the black XT indicated.

The first photo indicates it with a XT top pull mech, same cable arrangements etc. The second photo indicates it with a bottom pull deore mech.

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 6:55 pm 
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simple test - which way do you have to pull the lever you clamp the cable end into to make the arm swing out? If 'up' then top pull if 'down' then bottom pull. If both then it can do both!


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 7:10 pm 
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You're comparing pictures of a bottom swing to a top swing mech so it's not so straightforward to compare.

However, on your XT mech, it would seem that the cable would come from the top, give the groove into the cable clamp bolt, making it a top pull.

As orange71 says though, the simplest test is to move the lever and see which way it 'pulls'.


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 7:39 pm 
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Guaranteed, 100%, that is top pull.


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 8:01 pm 
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Top pull


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 8:08 pm 
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I knew it was top pull, just trying to illustrate it and get some confirmation.

He has now refunded and I am sending it back.


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 5:00 pm 
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Topswing:
Cable-clamp right: Downpull
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Cable-clamp left: Toppull
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Downswing:
Cable-clamp right: Toppull
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Cable-clamp left: Downpull
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