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SRAM x7 rear mech and chainstay cable boss

Old 01-25-20, 06:07 PM
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SRAM x7 rear mech and chainstay cable boss

I putting together an old stumpjumper frame for a townie/dorking around bike.

I picked up a sram x7 rear derailleur and im thinking it wont work. The SJ has a rear mech boss on the chain stay and not the seat stay. I am not sure if i am supposed to cut a small piece of housing to jam between the chain stay boss and the x7 mount hole or if the x7 was meant to be setup from a cable housing that comes off the seat stay only.

I am confused as normally you would create a mild loop with your housing and then insert into your rear mech. The SRAM x7 appears to have the mount front facing where a loop doesnt make sense.
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Old 01-25-20, 11:11 PM
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Cable and housing can come off seatstay or chainstay with x7 , it doesnt matter.

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Old 01-26-20, 05:40 AM
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Those derailleurs are designed for the cable housing to run straight into it, There is no need for a cable loop.
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Originally Posted by dsaul View Post
Those derailleurs are designed for the cable housing to run straight into it, There is no need for a cable loop.

Thanks. I was putting it together and thought.....this looks odd. Thanks for the confirmation.
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