Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby dented on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:29pm

another vote for inside
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:31pm

Doesn't it mean you have to reach for them? Either that or your brakes are too far outboard. Weird. :butbut:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Wobbler on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:38pm

shimano m800/deore m535 style lever + x9/x0 = outside with the shifter adjusted to the most inward position.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby dented on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:40pm

Actually, I just went and looked in the garage, now Im getting confused. I think it depends on what shifter/brake combo you are running. I set all mine up the same, for 1 finger braking, and the shiter knobs so I dont have to reach for them, 2 of my bikes have the shifters inboard of the brake lever mounts (all bikes run shimano brakes and shifters btw), but the other bike runs the shifter between the brake and the grip, but that is using the new XTR shifter, which you can adjust the shifter body in and out by approx 20mm on the mount, and the XT servo waver levers, which are unusual.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby dented on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:41pm

oh yeah, Im no bike mechanic, actually dont ever listen to me on any bike advice.
Why am I even posting in this thread?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:46pm

Because even if you're wrong - and I'm not saying you are - you are the motherflipping MAN! :cool:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby dented on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:49pm

:music:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:52pm

dented wrote:another vote for inside


manual laborers oli... big hands.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:55pm

You know what they say; big hands big [wrangled]... :cool:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Wobbler on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:56pm

Oli wrote:You know what they say; big hands big 'nus holes.. :cool:


:crazy:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Monolith on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:57pm

FWIW I run my shifter outside my brake lever - both M970 XTR.

I've tried the same with 770 XT brakes and shifters, and couldn't get it quite right - the shifter was always either too close (hit with the thumb knuckle) or too far away. Mainly cos the XT has a great big bloody shift indicator/logo bit on top of the bar, where the XTR has nothing but a slim clamp. The XT is adjustable, but only by about 5mm or so - not enough.

What shifter are you using Nicko? SIS friction?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:59pm

I am running XT 770 also, and I removed the indicators ftw. Indicators are lame anyway - oooh, I'm in 6th gear! :exclaim:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Nick_K on Wed 16/Sep/09 10:00pm

Monolith wrote:FWIW I run my shifter outside my brake lever - both M970 XTR.

I've tried the same with 770 XT brakes and shifters, and couldn't get it quite right - the shifter was always either too close (hit with the thumb knuckle) or too far away. Mainly cos the XT has a great big bloody shift indicator/logo bit on top of the bar, where the XTR has nothing but a slim clamp. The XT is adjustable, but only by about 5mm or so - not enough.

What shifter are you using Nicko? SIS friction?


I'm running paulcomp/durace mountain thumbies :thumbsup:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby SlackBoy on Wed 16/Sep/09 10:01pm

Me also with the 770, remove those indicators. Usefuls for those not so clever like mono, but for the rest of the world, take them off.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Wed 16/Sep/09 10:03pm

Nick_K wrote:
Monolith wrote:FWIW I run my shifter outside my brake lever - both M970 XTR.

I've tried the same with 770 XT brakes and shifters, and couldn't get it quite right - the shifter was always either too close (hit with the thumb knuckle) or too far away. Mainly cos the XT has a great big bloody shift indicator/logo bit on top of the bar, where the XTR has nothing but a slim clamp. The XT is adjustable, but only by about 5mm or so - not enough.

What shifter are you using Nicko? SIS friction?


I'm running paulcomp/durace mountain thumbies :thumbsup:
Oh. In that case I have no opinion. :eh:
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