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 Post subject: Rapid Rise?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:54 am 
Posh Mark
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Pray tell what does this mean in the world of mechs?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:03 am 
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They are sprung the opposite way, so the lowest gear is the position they rest in.
Good for people that can't get to grips with their shifters going one way on the left, and the opposite way on the right.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:06 am 
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Okay. :?

Being thick here :roll:

Would a rapid rise rear mech work with thumbies?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:18 am 
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Yes, and it'd make more sense, once you get used to it.
But if you want to use one with indexed thumbies, you'd have to have an adjuster on the cable stop on the downtube, as some don't have adjusters on the mech itself.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:40 pm 
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But thumbies have the adjuster on the shifter! :?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:25 pm 
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Mine don't, which is the reason why I have one gathering dust in a box, and bought a nice Deore mech from Maxtherotti last week... :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:24 pm 
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You could fit one of those inline ones you often see on road bikes with ShimaNO shifters.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:25 pm 
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IMHO i thought that having your main spring under constant tension would cause it to wear out quicker,so i avoided that type
Dont know if its true but it seems so to me :?


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