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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 08-20-06, 03:59 PM   #1
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Any 'cross have adj. rear cable stops?

I'd like t design a 'cross bike and keep tha ability of varied rim width, from beefy (wtb dula dutu type) to razor road wheels.

Why do no manufacturers of 'cross bike frames have rear brake cable stops that are threaded for adjustable cable stop ends like on head tube of most road frames?

I know that the brake cables need to withstand greater forces, but why make jagwire-type spinner (1 at the top tube near head tube facing one way and another towards the back facing the other) that you could quickly adjust for rear brake fine-tune?

I have also seen the problem solvers (?) adjustable barrel that 'seats' iteself into a non-threaded cable stop via a washer-type thing with wings but can only imagine it'd rattle like mad...
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Old 08-20-06, 06:53 PM   #2
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They make inline barrel adjusters that go into a section of housing. No rattle, really easy to spin, pretty much perfect.

You just cut the housing and then fit the housing into the ends of the inline adjuster.
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Old 08-21-06, 06:01 PM   #3
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They make inline barrel adjusters that go into a section of housing. No rattle, really easy to spin, pretty much perfect.

You just cut the housing and then fit the housing into the ends of the inline adjuster.
What he said. Works well for me!

I've got mine inline with both front and rear brakes 'cause my Crosshairs doesn't have any other adjustability built in.

No rattles, no muss or fuss, semi-unobtrusive. AND best of all: FREE!

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Old 08-23-06, 12:51 AM   #4
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if you install the top levers, they come with adjusters just like on a mountain bike...you can adjust on the fly!
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