shimano front mech with sram shifter and longest LBS wait
Got my xtr m960 front mech that i’m gonna pair up with my x0 shifters. Will it shift a different way to my x7 mech I’m changing it from? If you know what I mean. Because they naturally sit in different places.
Also whats the longest wait for your bike to be booked into ur LBS. Just popped down to mine for the first time (Altrincham bike shak) 18th of May they said! 4 weeks is mental! they must be good!Posted 11 years ago
iirc, front mechs are fine to mix.
its the rears that dont like it, its due to the amount of cable pulled by the shifter, in relation to the amount of cable required to move to get the mech to shift one position.
4 weeks is obscene i would say, but then im an impatient sod, there is very little i wont do myself, generaly stuff i dont have the tools for, and i have 90% of the toolsPosted 11 years ago
(currently missing a brake mount facing tool, but not loosing any sleep over it)
is it geting the mech changed over you want doing?
I’ve fitted the mech on the frame but the cable wasnt long enough. Also I have no idea what I’m doing haha. So I thought it could go in for new cables/service/fitmech/new chain. Will have to find somewhere elsePosted 11 years ago
Wheres decent close to altrincham? anyone know?Posted 11 years ago
How about reading online how to do it, that way its:
A: FreePosted 11 years ago
B: You learn how to do it
C: Gets done in a couple of hours right now
D: Make you feel like a smug bugger
I tried to get an XTR rotor the other day – not due in until 20/05.
Looked at CRC etc and most of them were due stock of the rotors on the 20th….must be when the Shimano boat comes in.Posted 11 years ago
It’s a very good idea however……I dont have cables, I don’t have a chain and teas ready soon! hahaPosted 11 years ago
Nobody ansewered my question really. Will the shifter shift a different way? As in compared to the sram mech.Posted 11 years ago
fron mech will be fine. if they look like they are in different positions, when ‘at rest’ then try and adjust the high/low (probably the low) stops. this might get them looking similarish.Posted 11 years ago
Does one not sit in the smallest ring naturally, while the other in the Biggest? Or have I imagined this?Posted 11 years ago
Err i think you’ve been smoking something to come up with a front mech that rests in the biggest ring when neutral…
All Sram/Shimano front mechs/shifters are intercompatible with one another – they all work in the same basic function.
However Sram are by far superiour to that nasty Shimano stuff 😉Posted 11 years ago
Ahh, I am a bit pi***d! Probably a good job I’m not gonna do it myself then.Posted 11 years ago
i so said that in the first reply too!
pish, i think my trolling has gained me the illustrious title of “probbaly best ignored”
longer inner cable is all youll be wanting.Posted 11 years ago
do it yo’ self, I insist
Just popped down to mine for the first time (Altrincham bike shak) 18th of May they said! 4 weeks is mental!
I know it’s mental. Sorry 🙁Posted 11 years ago
The workshop load has exploded. I shouldn’t complain but turning away work isn’t much fun.
Oh hey man! I know, If I didn’t ride most weekends I would of left it with you! No worries anyway. Glad to see your busy rather that struggling to get people in the door. I did buy a bottom bracket from you recently so i wont boycott the shak, haha! Olly cheers for the help. I should really do it myself…. I just feel safe in the knowledge that a shop will (usually) do a sterling job getting everything working peeeerrrrfectly!Posted 11 years ago
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