Dropper post install

Dazzling1984

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If you consider it "fiddly shit" that isn't "worth your time and effort," you'll never learn. People are funny that way: There are those who are willing to work hard to better themselves, hone their skills, and improve their positions in life; and there are those who won't put in the effort, so they live a life dependent upon others.
are you telling me you live your life totally independently of anyone? you fix everything yourself, you are off grid, grow your own food and build everything yourself?
 
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Dazzling1984

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Well i'm not sure we had all the information (or never read it correctly) i thought you were just swapping the post... but if you're swapping the levers then yes the brake/mounts can be slightly complicated.
as you can see from the pics, there are already some sort of fittings (are these matchmakers?) from both the dropper levers to the brakes! do you think these are cross over compatible? they look kinda similar!?
 
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Tyjay

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Both levers will swap over no problem Just the levers leave the matchmakers and ispec alone there not compatible with each other

xfusion clamps at the bottom of the seat post via a small barrel clamp threads through the dropper lever

pnw threads from the bottom of dropper and clamps at the dropper lever
theres 2 types of cable a gear cable (nipple end) and brake cable (round end) and are about £2

if memory serves me right the xfusion is a gear cable end
and pnw is a brake cable end

it’s really not that difficult or time consuming maybe an hr or 2 to swap them over
 

Dazzling1984

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Both levers will swap over no problem Just the levers leave the matchmakers and ispec alone there not compatible with each other

xfusion clamps at the bottom of the seat post via a small barrel clamp threads through the dropper lever

pnw threads from the bottom of dropper and clamps at the dropper lever
theres 2 types of cable a gear cable (nipple end) and brake cable (round end) and are about £2

if memory serves me right the xfusion is a gear cable end
and pnw is a brake cable end

it’s really not that difficult or time consuming maybe an hr or 2 to swap them over
ive watched a few vids on both posts n levers now and there are all sorts of measurements that need to be right or the posts are not gonna work, so again with all due respect its not that easy, like say as changing over some brake blocks or something...the xfusion needs a measurement on a tiny barrle clamp thing under the post or that wont work, then i need some good cutters to cut the cable...I dunno where you get gear cables from at £2, i bet mine will be at least £5 each at the lbs...


I suppose the only thing is to just pull them all apart n see what happens, take the cables to the lbs n hope they have some available...But will there be a problem with the outer cable housings? due to posts not being exactly the same? so the lengths may well be wrong once the posts are switched over????? this would obvs mean new outers too and then thats another ball ache changing over those too
 
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Weeksy

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Honestly fella it really is.. You're massively overthinking a lot of this. Some of it is slightly "oh yeah, i see now" but it's not hard.
 

Tyjay

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ive watched a few vids on both posts n levers now and there are all sorts of measurements that need to be right or the posts are not gonna work, so again with all due respect its not that easy, like say as changing over some brake blocks or something

ok np mate can’t help you then
the only thing that needs cutting is the inner cable once threaded through
 

Dazzling1984

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Honestly fella it really is.. You're massively overthinking a lot of this. Some of it is slightly "oh yeah, i see now" but it's not hard.
ok cool, i hope i am and its just kids stuff, once its all done i will report back and lets see if i was over thinking or if i needed to switch out the inners and/or outers due to lengths n adjustment differences and maybe if i have to refer to manuals and or how toos as there are specific measurements needed to be adhered to to make these things work correctly. =/=/=/
 

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There's really not. Pull the cable 'hand tight' when threaded, then use the barrel adjuster to dial it in. It's honestly no more complex than that. You may pull it fractionally too tight and dial out one way, or slightly too loose and dial the other.
 

Dazzling1984

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There's really not. Pull the cable 'hand tight' when threaded, then use the barrel adjuster to dial it in. It's honestly no more complex than that. You may pull it fractionally too tight and dial out one way, or slightly too loose and dial the other.
bcuz im changing over two different posts and levers onto two different bikes that are most probably different lengths (a stumpy and a kenevo) there may well be some change in the outer cable lengths needed here, i really dont think you understand what im trying to say, what i mean is there is no way that the posts are the same length (or it would be sooo lucky if they where) and the bikes frames are different lengths too, so if the outers are left in place there might be a problem due to the posts or the lever end outers no reaching the levers properly, nobody is gonna know this until its all dismantled, i was just trying to find out if anyone else was of the opinion that this could well happen meaning id be left with two bikes without working droppers until i get new inners and outers for them
 
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Dazzling1984

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yea i have been out and had a good look and the shock needs to be removed to get to the cable clamp thing holding the outer/inner cable in place as it goes thru the kenevo's frame =/ so its not kids stuff, as i will defo have problems with the shock removal as once thats off the bike will wanna sag n shit as i dont have a bike stand to hold it while im doing all this im doing it in a badly lit garage with minimal tools on the floor...kids stuff its not, kids stuff is changing a brake cable on a bmx, now thats easy i can do that with my eyes shut...but this is much more difficult, and im not over thinking at all, this is just the kind of thing that happens to me when im trying to fix mtb's there are always unforeseen problems making it harder or near on impossible for me to do
 
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E-MAD MALC

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yea i have been out and had a good look and the shock needs to be removed to get to the cable clamp thing holding the outer/inner cable in place as it goes thru the kenevo's frame =/ so its not kids stuff, as i will defo have problems with the shock removal as once thats off the bike will wanna sag n shit as i dont have a bike stand to hold it while im doing all this im doing it in a badly lit garage with minimal tools on the floor...kids stuff its not, kids stuff is changing a brake cable on a bmx, now thats easy i can do that with my eyes shut...but this is much more difficult, and im not over thinking at all, this is just the kind of thing that happens to me when im trying to fix mtb's there are always unforeseen problems making it harder or near on impossible for me to do
I have two of the loam droppers there cabling is Jagwire so a good cable
I would say the magic doesn't come with that but as far as connections go at each end there the same
 

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