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Old 10-04-11, 06:31 AM
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Inline barrel adjusters for BRAKES

Hi - does anyone know of any adjusters like this that are specifically meant for brakes? (or brakes and shifters). I was using some jagwire ones for a while, but noticed that they are "not reccommended" for brakes. Is this due to a high possibility of failure, or simply the company wanting to avoid liability for poor installation by idiots?

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Old 10-04-11, 06:39 AM
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IMO probably u are right in the poor installation by idiots
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Old 10-04-11, 06:47 AM
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some are made with plastic so that is probably why they are not recommended. they do have some all aluminum ones which should work fine for brakes. avid i know has some that come with bb7 brakes
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Nashbar has sets with inserts for both brake and derailleur housing. The barrels appear to be aluminum so they should be strong enough. Look here:

https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_175228_-1___

Jenson sells the Jagwire adjusters but the customer reviews on their site aren't very complimentary.
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As long as they're aluminum, they should perform as well as the adjusters on most calipers. The only possible issue might be the diameter of the hole, which might be sized for 1.1mm gear wires and tight for 1.5mm brake wires.

Then of course there's the liability issue. No one ever got sued because a derailleur slipped, so Jagwire might want to distance themselves from brake failure lawsuits. OTOH, they make enough brake hardware that this shouldn't be a consideration.
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Is this due to a high possibility of failure, or simply the company wanting to avoid liability for poor installation by idiots?
Like FB, I suspect the latter..

You could seek out parts for Motorcycles for throttle cables , perhaps,
to resolve the cable hole down the center too small issue, also.
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Originally Posted by reptilezs View Post
avid i know has some that come with bb7 brakes
BB7 Road Inline Barrel Adjuster Kit
Part # 11.5015.003.000

A few pics: Photo 1, Photo 2 & Photo 3
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Old 10-04-11, 09:32 AM
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I've been using the metal Jagwire adjusters for years. Zero problems.
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I've been using the BB7 adjuster for almost 3 years now with no problems. It's useful piece for a road bike with disc brakes allowing easy tension adjustment (though I only had to do that once as the pad adjustment dials deal with the rest).
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Apparently, recent examples of Jagwire in-line adjusters tend to lock up; the knurled adjustment knob becomes very difficult to turn. Click the reviews tab here https://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Adjusters.aspx After no response from an email I sent to Jagwire, I fixed the ones I have by disassembling the adjusters and sanding down the four detents on the small spring-loaded plastic washer. An even easier method, and the one I recommend, is to buy a brand of barrel adjusters other than Jagwire.
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Originally Posted by flanso View Post
Apparently, recent examples of Jagwire in-line adjusters tend to lock up; the knurled adjustment knob becomes very difficult to turn. Click the reviews tab here https://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Adjusters.aspx After no response from an email I sent to Jagwire, I fixed the ones I have by disassembling the adjusters and sanding down the four detents on the small spring-loaded plastic washer. An even easier method, and the one I recommend, is to buy a brand of barrel adjusters other than Jagwire.
That one model is problematic. I had to return a couple of sets because they'd lock up. The other models work great.
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