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    Alfine8; which non-turn washers for horiz. dropouts?

    I have a cruiser-style frame under construction (see Framebuilding). I'm going to use Alfine8 rear wheel on it. I'd like to route the gear cable via top tube and seat stay. What colour non-turn washers are correct for this use? The frame has horizontal dropouts.

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    I think that's difficult to achieve. I first ran my Alfine with horizontal dropouts on an SE Stout and had to run the cable along the chainstay. From memory none of the available non-turn washers would allow me to run the cable along the seatstay.

    I now use it with vertical dropouts and the cable runs along the seatstay.


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    The white one and the chromed one are for horizontal dropouts. Here is the chart from Sheldon Brown:

    Using these ones, your shifter cable will run parallel to your chainstays rather than your seatstays.
    one by nine works just fine but single speed is all ya need

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    Blue and green, they are intended for vertical dropouts and chainstay routing. But if you use them in horizontal dropouts you get the acceptable angle for seatstay cable routing.
    Last edited by irrah; 07-30-2011 at 12:13 AM. Reason: typo

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    I run white on the right, grey in the left:

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    6 or 7 are the best choice.

    I used #7(black/grey) on my Inbred 29.

    At first I used the std blue/green, but with hor.dropouts this routes the cable 90 degrees up, to much of a good thing.

    PS: I did not need a chaintug.
    The hub stayed in place with only the washers (steel frame).
    Last edited by thasingletrackmastah; 08-04-2011 at 07:36 AM.
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