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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:02 pm 
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On a CX frame with top pull housing routing, what's the options when there is no existing "device" on the bottom of the seat tube to route the cable around and use a bottom pull FD ?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Are you looking for something like this: http://problemsolversbike.com/products/ ... ps_pulleys

Or do you want to re-route the cable?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:36 pm 
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Yes, that's what I was looking for :D. Thanks the_marsbar. That clamp looks heavy !!!

I was also looking at possibly the option of drilling the seat tube and installing the pulley directly.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:12 am 
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There's also the Speen adapter. There should be plenty threads in the MTB section, try a search.

There's even a thread in this section as well: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=94430&hilit=speen+adapter

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:45 pm 
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Carbon-Ti make basically the same thing too.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:39 am 
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Shimano makes derailleur specially for cc and top pull. FD-CX70 is cheap and works great.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:53 am 
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Here is FD-CX70 picture of the weigth
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:36 pm 
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Louis, I tried a few different things. I finally settled on the Speen and it has worked perfectly.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:44 am 
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I brought the frame to the local bike store.
The seat tube (aluminium) thickness was good enough to drill a hole and put an insert for a pulley. Problem solved.
Frameset is 1269 g with hanger BTW :D .

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