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I finally went and did it...SRAM X.0

Old 12-19-02, 02:02 PM
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I finally went and did it...SRAM X.0

Went to the lbs and ordered the SRAM X.0 shifters and rear der today. Looking at the 3-spd shifter, there are 3 positive stops between each of the three gear markers - almost as if you'd be slipping the chain if you went to setting 1.2?

What gives with that? I mean if a 3-spd shifter can only run clean on 1, 2, or 3, then why are there the inbetween clicks?

Are they there to assist a gradual change up from small to big? And if so, who wants to do that?

Any explanations from the SRAM users?
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Old 12-19-02, 02:07 PM
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With the advent of 9-speeds on a mt. bike cassette. There is often a bit of rubbing on the plates of the front derailleur. The "in-between" clicks allow you to fine tune your front derailleur to avoid any rubbing when the chain is in the extreme ends of the cassette.

So, a 3 speed front shifter actually has 5 clicks to it. A very nice feature and one you'll soon appreciate!

Good luck with it and let us know how it works when you get it.

BTW, if you want to send me your old shifters & derailleur I'd glady accept! What a nice Christmas present from Bokkie! j/k

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Old 12-20-02, 01:34 AM
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a2p. Another time I'd happily send them on, but a greater authority than any on this earth has spoken in clear, unambiguous language. Namely, my wife! She says that as she got the crap deal when we bought the bikes, I might as well gives hers my ex-XT/LX components.

Thanks for explanation on the inbetween clicks. I'll probably come back to you on that when I start on it next year.
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Old 12-20-02, 08:51 AM
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Yeah, like it was already said but in Laymen terms. It's trying to be a friction shifter with indexing. The advantage to friction was the front derailleur never rubbed. Since indexing came out, this became a problem. Thanks to SRAM, this problem has been harnessed.
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Originally posted by WorldIRC
[B The advantage to friction was the front derailleur never rubbed. [/B]
I could rub it you did not trim it.
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