Barrel adjusters

by Old Cranky   September 11, 2009  

My custom built Van Nicholas Chinook was delivered without the down tube gear cable adjusters. It hasn't been a problem to-date but I'm planning on replacing the inner and outer cables shortly and would like to fit adjusters.

The Ritchey barrel cable adjusters don't fit as the guide tubes on the frame have a smaller diameter.

Does anyone know which brand/type do fit?

Thanks in advance.

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Somewhere in my pics from Eurobike I've got a pic of the in-line barrel adjusters on a Van Nicholas, but they could take some time to find. In the meantime I'll email them and ask

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4144 posts]
11th September 2009 - 15:33

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Thanks Tony.

Maybe the 'hot' Astraeus you've got stashed behind the door in the Hymer has got some fitted. Wink

posted by Old Cranky [276 posts]
11th September 2009 - 16:18

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According to Jan at Van Nicholas their standard cable adjusters don't fit the Chinook so you will need to fit some in-line ones – and if you're changing the cables that would be an ideal time to do it, or you could take your Chinook along to a good bike shop and get them to do it. Jan reckoned these babies from Jagwire would do the job, but there are plenty of other in-line adjusters out there too.

http://www.jagwireusa.com/index.php/products/all/484

Hope that helps

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4144 posts]
12th September 2009 - 15:26

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Thanks for following this up Tony.

posted by Old Cranky [276 posts]
14th September 2009 - 8:33

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Wink Not sure where you are located but if you are in the UK you can get inline gear cable adjusters from sjscycles.co.uk for £5.99 per pair. Cheers

CCR

posted by DCRider [19 posts]
17th September 2009 - 8:08

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Thanks DC.

Does anyone have any experience of in-line adjusters? I spoke to a friend who was a pro team mechanic and he claims that cable vibration causes in-line adjusters to alter the cable tension.

posted by Old Cranky [276 posts]
17th September 2009 - 8:31

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I've used plenty of bikes with in-line adjusters and i've never really had a problem with them. pro riders probably put them through more pain than i do though...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7401 posts]
17th September 2009 - 10:21

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