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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:53 pm 
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Has anyone tried drilling the barrel adjusters like what is done on Yumeya ones?

I am not sure what the weight saving will be but I doubt it is more than 1 g so pbobably not worth the risk of ruinning at good pair of adjusters plus the holes will allow mud to get in.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:58 pm 
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I doubt you'll even save 1g......

I have deleted one barrel adjuster on mine (XT rear, XTR comes without anyway) which saved 3g in total (plastic knob, spring and the excess cut off the steel part)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:12 am 
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I can build these for 0.8gm each or 0.90grams with a little nut. If your putting it into a threaded frame then you wouldnt need the little nut. I have a pair full time on my roadie.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:47 pm 
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These are already available.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RSP-Barral-ad ... 2c60693d7b" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Saved me 3-4g per barrel on XTR shifters, work fantastically well and look great.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:39 pm 
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Do you want to try a post a link that will work?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:46 pm 
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Works fine when I click on it! Just looks weird.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RSP-Barral-adjuster-bolt-5mm-/190596070779?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item2c60693d7b


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:14 am 
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First link wouldn't work for me, that one does, thanks.....

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:57 am 
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those aren't as good asthe shimano ones as the shimano have a ridge and together ith a spring, that prevents them unscrewing. in the end i left them alone, wasn't worth the risk of messing them up.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:58 pm 
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I have used them for several years now both on shifters and rear mechs without any issues at all. They are pretty difficult to adjust so certainly wouldn't come unscrewed easily- I think the outer cable compresses the barrel adjuster to the shifter keeping everything nice and tight. Quite a few easy g's to be saved too :)


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