Monday, December 8, 2008

They come in pairs...

Like the pair of YBB bkes that came in recently, things just seem to happen in pairs. This is a pair of Santa Cruz Blurs that came in. One to have the travel increased in the Reba fork and the other to transfer over the White Industries shifter to a new bar.

I don't know if anyone has any experience with White Ind shifters and derailleurs, but don't approach these lightly. The shifter operates on a push/pull dual cable system. Only unlike the Rohloff hub, there is one continuous cable that is longer than a standard tandem cable and the end with the slug is totally unique. Don't damage the cable. Getting the shifting dialed so that the derailleur indexes in all 9 gears in is a major not fun job (dang, I was going to link to a past blog post about servicing a White Industries shifter/derailleur set on an Otis Guy tandem, but I don't think I ever made that post - guess I need to do some catching up).

(What's playing: KWMR and The Hippie From Olema show)


Guitar Ted said...

Wow! I never knew anyone actually was riding those things. (White Industries derailluer/shifter) I saw them at Interbike and thought it was cool, but I thought it was just a prototype. Those must be super rare!

Thanks for that post. I learn something new everytime I read this blog. Great work Mike!

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