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Rollamajig(9 posts)

Feb 9, 2002 12:33 AM
I dont recall seeing any road bikes with one of these, is there a reason? It works and looks nice on my mountain bike.

Any comments? Should I get one for my new road bike I am building?

No.Lone Gunman
Feb 9, 2002 5:49 AM
They work just fine without it. Shifting and operation of modern drive train is excellent if everything is properly adjusted.
re: RollamajigWoof the dog
Feb 9, 2002 4:09 PM
wait, i forget, what are these?


Its a...VetteRacer
Feb 9, 2002 7:43 PM
Peice that works with the rear derailleur, it allows you to not have a big hoop at the end of your bike for smooth cable pull. See picture. The ball fits in there and goes against where the housing stops on the rear D.

And it only weighs 12 pounds!!(NM)Lone Gunman
Feb 10, 2002 9:48 AM
Uh, I think that little g stands for grams (nm)Kerry Irons
Feb 10, 2002 1:21 PM
re: RollamajigLeisure
Feb 10, 2002 10:28 PM
My LBS doesn't think much of them even on mountainbikes, and you'll get far less dirt in your cables on a road bike. I don't figger it'll do much, but then I have absolutely no first-hand experience.
Probably unnecessary, but it did help my mountain bikeRetro
Feb 11, 2002 8:11 AM
My wife bought me the last of the 22-inch Cannondale M-1000s about five years ago for a great price, but it came with Suntour components. I've had Suntour on many bikes and like it fune, but this one never did shift as well as I thought it should. Goretex cables and a Rollamajig fixed it right up.
FWIW, though, I agree that you won't need it on a road bike if everything's adjusted right.
Tried It....grzy
Feb 11, 2002 12:25 PM
I tried it after using one on my MTB and seeing a few of my roadie buds using them. I found that the Rollamajig actaully had a *negative* impact on shifting performance for a road bike. It introduces a small amount of play/slop in the shifting system and was the direct cause of vague shifting. When the oportunity presented itself I swapped it onto my buddies MTB. My roadbike shifting immediately improved. Make no mistake I LOVE Avid products, but this was a bit of a disappointment. It does keep your MTB shifting longer in harsh conditions and solves some lead angle problems.