Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    140
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Should i have barrel adjusters on my SRAM Rival shifters and brakes?

    I have a SRAM Rival setup on a bike (Ridley cross bike) i got that was kit'ed and built by a LBS. I noticed that none of my derailieurs or brakes have any barrel adjusters for adjustment. I got the RD dialed in without one, but the FD has loosened up again and i wish i could adjust it. Having them on the brakes would also be nice...

    Whats the best type to use and where should i install them? The front brake has a hanger thing off the headset, is that ideal? The rear brake's brake housing holder part is build into the frame. The RD is bottom pull and has a plastic pulley below because the cable is routed on top of the TT. Where is the best place for an adjuster there?

    Is there a reason i wouldn't have these?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Senior Member CACycling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Oxnard, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Fuji Roubaix RC; '07 Schwinn Le Tour GS; '92 Diamond Back Ascent EX
    Posts
    4,438
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I usually see barrel adjusters on the down tube cable stops. Not sure about the brakes unless you go inline.

  3. #3
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    39,795
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A clever setup on cantilevers puts the barrel adjuster on the end of the cross over cable, fixed end.
    http://cyclocrossworld.stores.yahoo....comrearca.html if you got brakes like these [parallel plates]
    http://cyclocrossworld.stores.yahoo....eucycabrn.html
    http://cyclocrossworld.stores.yahoo....4zacicybr.html

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    140
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    all my cables are run on top of the top tube so thats where my stops are. Can adjusters go there seems like itd be sort of awkward to rotate them there agains the TT.

    i have Avid shorty brake calipers... not sure how they match up.

    Thanks!

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    140
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So i need to tighten my FD cable. I guess i'll mark the cable with a sharpie, shift to the small ring, pull it like 1mm tighter and clamp? repeat as needed?

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    boston, ma
    Posts
    2,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TXBDan View Post
    So i need to tighten my FD cable. I guess i'll mark the cable with a sharpie, shift to the small ring, pull it like 1mm tighter and clamp? repeat as needed?
    4th hand tool

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •