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Does the CX brake levers dispenses the inline barrel adjusters?

Old 07-11-13, 12:35 PM
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Does the CX brake levers dispenses the inline barrel adjusters?

Hi there, first of all, sorry for the bad english .... not my first language btw.

I'm finishing to buy my bike parts and I was watching two pairs of barrel adjusters (shift/brake), but since I bought a pair of levers, they have their own adjuster...

Is it enough or should I put inline adjusters despite it?


A few more info about the system:
RD is Alivio m430 because I read around that no road derailleur would cover 34t on the cog. And this one has the biggest capacity to hold the 11-34 cog with 50-34 CS.

Also got alivio because the models above it doesn't come with that cable adjuster. Do I need an inline to make it better or that's enough too?
To the FD I'm pretty sure I'm gonna need one.
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The adjustment capability is small, but there is some..

I do larger adjustments, directly, with the cable anchor bolt, backing off barrel adjusters..


some newer Cantilevers add an adjuster to the ball end of the transverse cable.

TRP EuroX, and Avid Ultimate, 2 of such..

https://www.trpbrakes.com/category.php?catid=185

https://www.sram.com/avid/products/sh...mate-rim-brake

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I already got the cantis.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tektro-Canti...item4d0e2e6994

these doesn't seem to have this adjuster.


to the front brake, I don't think I'm gonna need it because of the hanger:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tektro-Front...item1e7389c216

but the rear one doesnt have this adjuster:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tektro-Rear-...item1e7671a3c6
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Like I say I directly adjust the brakes them selves, usually .

this tool is useful for me.

https://www.parktool.com/product/cable-stretcher-bt-2
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Inline adjusters are notorious for "backing out" -- especially if you're riding off road. The Jagwire inlines on my previous CX bike were nothing but trouble. The adjusters on your cross levers should be plenty for the brakes. The idea of brake adjusters is to cover pad wear, not to compensate for poor initial setup. The adjuster on the RD will cover you there, and you really don't need one on the front. It's not that hard to get the FD set correctly without an adjuster, and once you do, you won't need to touch it again for a long time.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
Like I say I directly adjust the brakes them selves, usually .

this tool is useful for me.

https://www.parktool.com/product/cable-stretcher-bt-2
I don't have that tool... I think the cx lever adjuster will be enough then.


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Inline adjusters are notorious for "backing out" -- especially if you're riding off road. The Jagwire inlines on my previous CX bike were nothing but trouble. The adjusters on your cross levers should be plenty for the brakes. The idea of brake adjusters is to cover pad wear, not to compensate for poor initial setup. The adjuster on the RD will cover you there, and you really don't need one on the front. It's not that hard to get the FD set correctly without an adjuster, and once you do, you won't need to touch it again for a long time.
I see.
I already bought one for the FD ... To be honest, it was a kit (pair) and I'll have one to the RD too.
According to your answer, I won't be using the RD one and will keep it as replacement for the FD.

Honestly I won't feel safe without any adjuster to the FD. This is probably because my old mtb (sold) was a cheap model with tourney system and I had bad times to make that FD work perfectly
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You dont hook brake levers up to Derailleurs do you ? they must do things different down there..

FD is front derailleur, the FB would be the better 2 letter thing..
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fietsbob, by FD I mean exactly the derailleur.

I made the thread thinking on the brake system, but used to the shifting also.
Kopsis answered the question about the shift cables
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