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Front mech question

Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
edited June 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
I've noticed that the front mech (SRAM X7) on my new bike is clamped directly to the frame tube, whereas the mech (SRAM X5) on my Kraken has a rubber strip between mech and frame to protect the frame (from scratches and/or overtightening, I guess). In the bits and pieces I got with the bike there's a ziplock bag containing a couple of gear cable end crimps (handy, since I need one for my Kraken, after fitting my NOS shifter) and two identical short rubber strips that look the right size - should one of those have been fitted between mech and frame tube?


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    nope. the seat tubes will be different diameters and the strips will not be what you think but reducers. to allow fitting to the smaller diameter tube.
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  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    Furry censored . Cheers, hadn't considered that.
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