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Old 10-17-05, 10:46 AM
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Rear Mech Question

Hey guys,

I've just mistakenly bought a new XT rear mech. I say mistakenly because the frame it is for is one of the old-style steel jobs that requires the mech fitting to hook round the axle and then have a large built-in 'dropout' and obviously the XT one does not fit like that at all.

My question, then, is would I be ok welding a standard dropout onto my frame and then using that to attach the mech to the frame?

Any other suggestions etc are more than welcome, that's just the best one I could come up with.

Cheers fellas.
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Old 10-17-05, 12:22 PM
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The $4 solution:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/d...ar.html#hanger
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Old 10-18-05, 05:54 AM
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That's so so good!

Thanks so much juicemouse. Just need to find how to get it to the UK now...!
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An LBS in your area probably has some adapter claws laying around somewhere. They are still used on cheap bikes.
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Hmmm, wouldn't bank on that really. One of them suggested the welding idea. Another told me it was impossible and that I shouldn't bother and that I should buy a new crap rear mech with the same fitting, although this one WAS Halfords! Yes, I know, I shouldn't have even stepped foot in the place but I was desperate!

I have one left to visit. Hopefully I can find one, but if not a mate is coming over from America so I'll get her to buy me one from Harris and bring it over.

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