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Which rear cable hanger on Surly Cross Check? And, other hanger questions....(5 posts)

Which rear cable hanger on Surly Cross Check? And, other hanger questions....SS_MB-7
Oct 21, 2003 8:22 AM
The Surly Cross Check frameset comes with the Surly Constrictor seatpost clamp (30.0mm) which is compatible with a rear cable hanger. My current seatpost clamp does not appear to be compatible since the clearance around the M6 bolt is very, very tight. So, is this the cable hanger used with the Constrictor on the Cross Check?

Also, can anyone point out a source for an integrated seatpost clamp/hanger, black, 30.0mm? I have an old GT seatpost clamp with integrated hanger, but it's way too small. My LBS' doesn't have any large enough either.

Lastly, does anyone know the details of this Dia-Compe rear hanger? I like the fact that it has an adjustable barrel, but the width where it connects to the seatpost binder bolt looks very thick. Which seatpost clamp would this be compatible with?

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
I've used both...Chicago_Steve
Oct 21, 2003 11:25 AM
I've used both hanger but, unfortunately not with the Surley X Check. The top hanger is MUCH thinner at the clamping hole then the bottom hanger (probably by as much as 2 mm) and would probably be a better bet for your Constrictor clamp. I am using the top hanger with a frame with a brazed on seat clamp and had to Dremel the outer diameter to keep from hitting the seatpost.

The lower hanger (with adjuster barrel) is being used on a friend's Gunnar Crosshairs. Gunnar uses a pretty standard aftermarket clamp similar to the one below.

You can see from the bolt hole design that the larger (wider) hanger would work. One complain that I had with this style of hanger (besides not working with MY frame) is that the "foot" that rests against the seat tube to set the cable angle doesn't really put the cable angle at it's optimum position. The simpler design works better.

Also this note from Speedgoat might help calm some of your fears.
Use number onepitt83
Oct 21, 2003 11:40 AM
The DiaCompe doesn't fit the bolt on the OEM Surly clamp. I tried. The top one (Surly stock) does. However, as the first reply indicates, it's not held at an optimum angle. I want a bit more out of my rear brake and blame it on slop at this junction.
I'm using the Dia-Compe on a Wazoo...The Walrus
Oct 21, 2003 12:44 PM
...and wound up mounting it with a seatpost reflector clamp, since the seatpost clamp faces forward, rendering it useless for such a purpose. I agree that the angle of the cable is not optimal, but the performance of the brakes is more than satisfactory.
Light Pink
Oct 22, 2003 9:58 AM
My cross check came with the first hanger you showed. It was a little tricky at first but after I flipped the hanger upside down it worked perfectly. The routing is clean and brake performance couldn't be better. The only thing I might prefer is an adjuster.