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Old 08-25-08, 11:21 AM   #1
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Rear Derailuer with No Barrel Adjuster? No Problem!

So i built a new bike last week. I installed a Shimano XT rear derailuer. Discovered there was no barrel adjuster. Realized that they were on the XT shifters. Did not buy XT shifters because i'm using these instead:



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I was going to use those Jagwire "Mickey" adjusters that slip into the cable housing stop but they weren't going to arrive in time. The LBS had afew barrel adjusters that they let me have for free.
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Old 09-07-08, 03:15 PM   #2
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Where to buy

Did you find somewhere to purchase just 1 Jagwire "Mickey" adjuster?

Every mail order source I have found only sells bags of 10.
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Old 09-08-08, 09:17 AM   #3
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I daresay that's cleaner looking anyway.
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Did not buy XT shifters because i'm using these instead:
Are those Index or friction shift levers? Just asking as a beginner ... would you need adjustment capability with friction shifters?
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You would not need this kind of adjustment with friction shifting. The barrel allows you to fine-tune the shift stops so index correctly.
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That looks like a slick ride. Good fix too. Pretty dumb the new Shimano XT doesn't come with a barrel adjuster. I suppose it's lighter without it though....
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You also could have got the older generation XT which does come with the adjuster.
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Did you find somewhere to purchase just 1 Jagwire "Mickey" adjuster?

Every mail order source I have found only sells bags of 10.
www.loosescrews.com
www.biketoolsetc.com

I ordered a single 'Mickey' from one of these vendors, but can't remember which.
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Probably:

http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...em_id=JW-NZ233

But ... (tm)

Their web page says that it is out of stock. :-(

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