Re: [rootsradicals] Re: big dummy question
My apology in tardiness, I am slow to respond some times. Anyway regarding the cable routing, I am not the only one. When I threaded the cables down the rear triangle not all of the cable guides made sense, at least with disc brakes. I looked on line an there were quite a few people that felt the same way. In the end I skipped one cable guide, routed them the way it made sense to me and it shifts smoothly. On that note I am currently using index shifters with an H-bar, but may go bar end just for the sake of placement and room on my bars. Good tip by the way on quality cable/housings and prep. I have fixed many a shifting problem with just a little attention to cable detail.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerryFrom: "Rich W" <astronut1001@...>Sender: firstname.lastname@example.orgDate: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 07:58:19 +0000To: <email@example.com>ReplyTo: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject: [rootsradicals] Re: big dummy question
I found your comment regarding cable guides interesting as well as the recent posts regarding friction shifters. I have the late 2009/2010 27 speed Big Dummy complete from Surly and have had no problems with the indexed shifting on it so far. After initial cable bedding in the adjustment has been very stable both front and rear.
I suspect though in part that is due to my buying from a very good local dealer whose mechanics take the time to make sure that the cables are properly routed, housing deburred etc as part of the bike assembly and prep. Proper indexed shifting is dependent on good cable and housing installation to minimize drag and play.
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> It is kind of like the evolution of vintage car lines: they each have some character lines that grow on you. I liked the old sloped tube version best, but I have a 2011 and have grown fond of the new lines. The only gripe I have is the cable guides are a bit goofy out back for a smooth routing of the cables.
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> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 6:35 AM, David Backeberg <dbackeberg@...>wrote:
> > I have a 2011 BD, and I admit sadness when I learned that the 2011 was
> > not going to have the curvy top tube. Even when the decals and paint
> > are gone, you can still spot an original dummy in a rack from that
> > bent tube.
> Yeah and the whole longtail part helps it stand out too ;-)
> I have a 2011 BD and prefer the straight top tube versus the curve. The
> original prototype photos had a straight TT (but without the seatpost
> reinforcment) and I really liked the look. When the curved top tube came
> out, I wasn't into it.
> The only "ugly" thing (at least, so I thought before I took possession of my
> BD) is the somewhat funky seatstay/seatube/toptube intersection, but in
> person it bothers me far less than in the stock photography. I think they're
> beautiful bikes and the extra stiffness and overall solid feel versus my old
> Xtracycle is amazing.
> Steve Lange
> Santa Barbara, CA