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34.9mm, High Clamp, Bottom Pull Front mech,... Advice and in

weeksy59weeksy59 Posts: 2,606
edited February 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Alright gents.

As far as i'm aware all my bikes have had top pull front mechs. Looking to install a 2x10 on me Spearfish so will need a 34.9mm, High Clamp, Bottom Pull.

Links to ones for sale please along with installed pics if possible as i've got no idea where the cable routes to install.

Thanks in advance.

p.s. if anyone wants to swap an XT or SLX top pull in excellent condition then just shout and we can trade, i have a couple.

Something like this ?

http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k1200/ ... swing.html

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    The one you linked to is a high clamp, bottom pull (dual pull - most new ones are), so if you have one like that, it will work.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Unless you mean is that what you need, not what you have, in which case yes.
    What do you have?
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  • weeksy59weeksy59 Posts: 2,606
    Yup, that's my Qn mate, what would i need.

    I have a pair of top pulls. both SLX and both for sale actually for £12 posted. 3x9 and 3x10 barely used.

    I'll order one of them from DE then.... thanks chap.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Sure they're not dual pull as well? Check the model number.
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  • jimothy78jimothy78 Posts: 1,407
    I have an XT e-type one - FD-M770 10E - Topswing, Dual pull. Used for about three rides, but still with original box and fitting instructions. Usual marks from installation and use.

    What bits you got to swap? Not after another mech right now, but could be interested in other things, notably stems, bars, cranksets...
  • weeksy59weeksy59 Posts: 2,606
    cooldad wrote:
    Sure they're not dual pull as well? Check the model number.


    Oh man you're a STAR.... i owe you a beer !!!

    http://www.bike24.com/p215822.html

    It's an FD-M661-10 which according to links is dual pull.

    You know i have a daft Qn now of how in gods name to i cable that. I'm guessing it comes up through the funny little arms (guides) and then loopps down into the screw ?

    I've installed several front mechs, but never of this type.

    (thank you again !!! )
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    jimothy78 wrote:
    I have an XT e-type one - FD-M770 10E - Topswing, Dual pull. Used for about three rides, but still with original box and fitting instructions. Usual marks from installation and use.

    What bits you got to swap? Not after another mech right now, but could be interested in other things, notably stems, bars, cranksets...
    Er isn't E type BB mount? And topswing is low mount. not high mount.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    weeksy59 wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    Sure they're not dual pull as well? Check the model number.


    Oh man you're a STAR.... i owe you a beer !!!

    http://www.bike24.com/p215822.html

    It's an FD-M661-10 which according to links is dual pull.

    You know i have a daft Qn now of how in gods name to i cable that. I'm guessing it comes up through the funny little arms (guides) and then loopps down into the screw ?

    I've installed several front mechs, but never of this type.

    (thank you again !!! )
    No worries, and yes - it makes more sense whan you have it all ready to connect.
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  • jimothy78jimothy78 Posts: 1,407
    cooldad wrote:
    Er isn't E type BB mount? And topswing is low mount. not high mount.

    Yes, BB mount, and as such I was under the impression that it negated other mounting considerations such as band size and height, effectively being a universal fit? Apologies if this isn't right, not that it matters to the OP now.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    It can (depending on BB size and BB fitted), but a PITA compared to a band mount. Wrong swing anyway.
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