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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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Tony Farrelly [2871 posts] 7 years ago
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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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Old Cranky [257 posts] 7 years ago
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Thanks Tony.

Maybe the 'hot' Astraeus you've got stashed behind the door in the Hymer has got some fitted.  3

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Tony Farrelly [2871 posts] 7 years ago
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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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Old Cranky [257 posts] 7 years ago
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Thanks for following this up Tony.

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DCRider [19 posts] 7 years ago
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 3 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

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Old Cranky [257 posts] 7 years ago
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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.

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dave atkinson [6262 posts] 7 years ago
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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...