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?
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: Rollamajig||Woof the dog|
Feb 9, 2002 4:09 PM
|wait, i forget, what are these?
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
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 bike||Retro|
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.
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.|| |