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    Bottom bracket FD/RD routing.... any good way to do this?

    ... because I gotta say, they way that my Salsa Mamasita does it, sucks ass. It has the usual road bike style front derailleur and rear derailleur style routing. I built the bike, and within an hour of riding, it felt like gravely crap. Compound that with a downtube fender and or a light battery strapped to the downtube, and now I have major shifting issues.

    I typically drill out the stops and run full length housing on all my bikes. I can probably do this without too much trouble for the rear derailleur, but the front doesn't have a housing stop.

    Does anybody make a bottom bracket guide with a stop on it, or some other solution?

    Road bike cables on a mountain bike is stupid setup, IMO. I guess it saves weight, but it surely isn't as crud resistant as it should be for dirt.

    Looks like this pic I stole from the internet....

    Weaksauce...

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    Problem Solvers backstop clamped on the seat tube, full run housing zip tie to the frame would work, in my estimation.

    You would need a top pull compatible derailleur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wschruba View Post
    Problem Solvers backstop clamped on the seat tube, full run housing zip tie to the frame would work, in my estimation.

    You would need a top pull compatible derailleur.
    Thanks for the reply. I'm thinking I might fabricate something with a v-brake noodle or something... like bend it so the radius matches the shell of the BB, then put a tab for the BB screw to hold it in place. I can't believe the some company hasn't done this yet.

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