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Old 10-22-09, 07:59 PM   #1
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FD cable reverser

You know how lots of cyclo-cross bikes have a little knob looking thing that reverses the cable direction so they can top-route the cable with a "road" (bottom pull) front derailer?

Does anyone make a clamp-on aftermarket version of that? I'm cooking up a drop-bar MTB project, but it's dead in the water without a reverser for the frame I'm eye-ing. After all, can't use a top pull "MTB" derailer with road shift levers.
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DAGS for clamp on cable pulley
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Problem Solvers 'Cross Clamp

Here are some: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...&aq=f&oq=&aqi=
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Brilliant! Thanks guys. I did searches on various iterations of "cable reverser" and never came up with anything. That Problem Solvers doo-dad will be perfect!
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I avoided the problem with my MTB drop-bar conversion by retaining the MTB front derailleur and shifting it with a barend shifter. So the bike has an STI for the rear derailleur and a barend for the front. Looks odd but works.
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Thought about that, but a reverser is definitely cheaper.
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Thought about that, but a reverser is definitely cheaper.
Not if you already have the barend sitting unused in your parts box.

BTW, the Problem Solvers web site doesn't show the "Cross Clamp" as one of their products.
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BTW, the Problem Solvers web site doesn't show the "Cross Clamp" as one of their products.
It was the first place I looked, but it looks like they don't list everything:

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Click the links below for full pdf info sheets of some of our key products.
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Saw that too. I thought it was bizarre that they would only list "some" of their products...weird business model; make something but keep it a secret.
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