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. They sell a seat tube mounted clamp with pulley for converting a top pull frame for a bottom pull derailleur (under the specialty parts category).
You can also come up with the same thing by combing QBP's (Quality Bicycle Products) Shimano E-style derailleur adapter clamp with a shifter pulley replacement (which is I believe what Cyclocross World does, they look identical).
QBP part numbers are:
FD9001 (clamp for 28.6mm seat tube, black)
FE9011 (clamp for 31.8mm seat tube, black)
They also have silver clamps.
You can order QBP products from places such as "Mud, Sweat, Gears" (www.bikeusa.com
). Just do some searches for the above mentioned part numbers on their website.
We ordered and received these items recently, so they do have them in stock.
One additional note: mountain bike derailleurs won't work with road levers (even though there are top pull versions available) as they require more cable pull. We found this out the hard way. The eventual fix was to use a road derailleur with the adapter mentioned above.
Last edited by dessert1st; 08-15-04 at 01:31 PM.