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  1. this is absolutely true. i'm personally not...

    this is absolutely true.
    i'm personally not bothered about a short cage, so I plan to buy a Deore shadow+ mech and after finding out that the problem solver is indeed 2:1 ratio, will be rigging up...
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    great debate guys! I have a 1 x 9 MTB, does...

    great debate guys!

    I have a 1 x 9 MTB, does everything I need. 1 x 10 gravel grinder, has all the ratio I need.
    Only place I could see me using a 13 is on my TT rig, I have 2x10 right now with...
  3. Another thought, The 'travel agent' from problem...

    Another thought,
    The 'travel agent' from problem solvers, what is the ratio that it changes the cable pull? If it was 2:1 then I may have found a use for the couple I have in a box from a previous...
  4. Good info, but the OP does say single front ring,...

    Good info, but the OP does say single front ring, so short cage may be best,
    I'm in the same boat, mega 9 XT rear mech with 105 5700 shifters, works great byt I realy want a shadow+ mech for the...
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    �� not too much, I don't think there are many...

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    not too much, I don't think there are many in South Leicestershire!

    I do use the canal tow paths a lot though, hope no dogs decide it's a fast moving stick to chase!
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    Another ride and some dirt and Tarmac, nothing...

    Another ride and some dirt and Tarmac, nothing fell off and the new bottle cage mounts stayed on ;)

    The Planet X bar and stem put the levers in a better position, time for some miles.

    wheel...
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    Tonight got the bottle cage mounts made and...

    Tonight got the bottle cage mounts made and bonded on.

    M6 nylock nuts and lots more of the 2 pack epoxy and of course... Bamboo.
    ...
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    Got a new bar with a short reach that is very...

    Got a new bar with a short reach that is very flat and a shallow drop.
    31.8mm though so had to buy a matching stem ;)

    Planet X is great kit.
    ...
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    And just a touch of new skool to contrast the...

    And just a touch of new skool to contrast the old, Garmin Ant+ speed/cadence.

    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j146/alex_jb/bike/D1D62296-328E-4AC6-BBB0-D09F6520B512_zpsymdf38c6.jpg
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    Looks like a bike to work day tomorrow, but may...

    Looks like a bike to work day tomorrow, but may have a shower at some point so it was time to fit the fenders.

    Bamboo of course ;)...
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    Haha! love that! The completed bike as the...

    Haha!
    love that!

    The completed bike as the last pic is 14lb. I didn't weigh the frame alone sorry.
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    Here she is at a friends house today with the...

    Here she is at a friends house today with the commuter pedals on and the cable routings finished.
    ...
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    Thanks guys! I saw the short distance between...

    Thanks guys!
    I saw the short distance between nodes and crazy curves of the top tube and down tube and just had to use them!
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    Thanks guys, took ok a few measurements too...

    Thanks guys,

    took ok a few measurements too and I have definately bent the bell lapon the LHS, I can go to my LBS and try a few standard bars on bikes but he doesn't have more than a couple of...
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    I've just gone to 1x10 with a 42t and 11-34. ...

    I've just gone to 1x10 with a 42t and 11-34. This is only just shy of the range of my compact 50/34t with 12-30.
    as others have said, using a single ring with a BB that puts the chain line in...
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    I also just used the 5700 shifters with an XT...

    I also just used the 5700 shifters with an XT rear mech, but the mech is an older XT 'mega 9' unit, works perfect with a 11-34 cassette.
    I have an ultegra 6600GS rear mech, but it is not capable of...
  17. Now that is a great idea! i just have the old...

    Now that is a great idea!
    i just have the old bar tape re-wrapped for now so will give it a try before the new Brooks tape.
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    Any ones to recommend?

    Any ones to recommend?
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    Thanks, cant seem to get the same flat top to...

    Thanks,
    cant seem to get the same flat top to the shifter from the bar.
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    One of each....

    One of each.
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j146/alex_jb/bike/67FF1047-AA21-4572-A962-1BEE12FC0932_zpskltzfzyn.jpg

    And now both fitted....
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    I think I need another bar

    Guys,

    You can see the monstercross build in my other thread in this forum.

    I liked my Salsa bell lap bar in the previous build, but it seems to be a little wide and long from top bar to the...
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    Tonight it will be time to take off the 5600...

    Tonight it will be time to take off the 5600 brifters and replace with the new 5700 ones with gear cable run under the bar tape....
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    As built last night....

    As built last night.
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j146/alex_jb/bike/1158EDAA-E813-48BF-AF35-5085CF65291F_zpsaj7sotgi.jpg
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    She's alive! Couldnt sleep last night so went...

    She's alive!

    Couldnt sleep last night so went back down to the garage and finished the build (enough to ride) in the wee small hours.
    Maiden voyage to work and back today!
  25. You are correct Wilfred, but that would look...

    You are correct Wilfred, but that would look worse than the RHS shifter having cable coming out and one having nothing (5600 series), so I will stick with just no cable for now and when I figure it...
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