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    Bonking ... not feelin' well safe to run shifter without barrel adjuster?

    I lost mine on my old shifter, don't really wanna get new one and LBS doesn't have any lol.
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    I wouldn't, unless there is another barrel adjuster at the derailleur. Otherwise, you'll be unable to fine tune the cable tension and your shifting will go to sh1t after the cable stretches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarier View Post
    I lost mine on my old shifter, don't really wanna get new one and LBS doesn't have any lol.
    Will not work well. The barrel adjuster is also the housing stop.
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    It will be hard to tune without the adjuster...

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    How universal are barrel adjusters? My LBS has bins of old parts used for salvage. Look around and try to find a substitute.
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    If you don't need it for a cable stop, you can also use an inline barrel adjuster.

    Front shifting on one of my bikes is tuned that way. They're pretty common.
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    i found 2 at the lbs today, bought some other items and they gave it to me. but man it's missing the outer tuning plastic knobs, so turning is really hard since it's just the barrel and a spring. But better than nothing. thank god.

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    Shimano shifters and RD's use the same barrel adjuster. It's also the same adjuster as the STI cable stops that come with road shifters. Most shops should have those around by the dozens.

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