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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.
    Good night...and good luck

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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=
    Quote Originally Posted by slopvehicle View Post
    Not wearing a helmet makes me more aware of my surroundings. I find myself anticipating the hardness of concrete 50 or 100 feet in front of me, it's almost a zen-like connection between my face and the pavement.

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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!
    Good night...and good luck

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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.
    Good night...and good luck

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    Thanks JiveTurkey !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banzai View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    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:

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.problemsolversbike.com/products.html
    Click the links below for full pdf info sheets of some of our key products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slopvehicle View Post
    Not wearing a helmet makes me more aware of my surroundings. I find myself anticipating the hardness of concrete 50 or 100 feet in front of me, it's almost a zen-like connection between my face and the pavement.

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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.
    Good night...and good luck

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