Nice bike. Why did you run your rear shifter cable that way?
Very nice bike! I'm currently waiting for my frame in pewter. The color looks much better on your photos than on Transition website.
@gunt pimp: I was hoping I could use my old Shimano m770 3x crankset that I used as a 2x on the Covert, but the chainline on those is to small. I currently run a 36T chainring on the cranks and they barely clear the chainstay. I'm going to get the m785 2x specific cranks.
Agreed. Evan the brown looks better then on the site.
I also have m770 cranks in 2x mod with 36T chainring. Bad news for me
Sweet ride, dklopp! I'm also planning to get the KS LEV 150 for my L Covert ASAP.
Currently, my front derailleur is run as a top pull, but this requires the cable to use the dropper post cable guides on the top tube (my bike is the only one I have seen in pictures run this way).
I am trying to reroute the FD cable, but can't tell from any pictures how it is supposed to be. How is the bottom pull feature of the FD used? Can anyone post pictures of their FD cable set up near the BB?
Hi Derek, I'm going to build my Covert this week. I'll post some pics when done.
But I thought frame already has separate cable routing for dropper post. Surprised.
I think I figured it out. It looks like the FD routes on the drive side of the down tube, under the BB and into a housing stop so it pulls the FD from the bottom.
I should have posted a picture, but my bike came with the FD routed using the dedicated dropper post guides (thus using the top pull setting of the FD). Now I will need a longer housing to finish my reroute.
On another note, I got my Lev installed! I will post a few pictures later, but here are my first impressions:
-definitely install the in-line adjuster, it only takes an extra minute to do but is worth it for adjustments
-definitely install a brake noodle after the lever. this positions the housing to not rub the frame so much and it makes for a super clean look. I used an Avid noodle and used electrical tape to snug up my connections
-very smooth when new (lots of fresh grease in there - lets see what the PNW does to that)
-slight side to side play, but it doesn't bother me like I thought it would
-very very slight compression when weighted heavily (definitely no more than a millimeter - I weigh 160 lbs and was bouncing on it to feel that with my hand)
-if not fully extended, the seat will lift when pulled up on and spring back down when released. I read that this will not cause problems like with the CB Joplin.
-remote is a PITA to adjust on the bars because it has an odd shape for the ODI clamps (which I am currently not running)....it feels like it sticks to the bar and I almost have to pry it off to adjust the position.
-I am most worried about longevity of all droppers (especially non-mechanical/locking ones), but wanted to give this one a shot. I will definitely keep the stock post just in case.
Wow that sounded pretty negative, but I am super excited to get out and ride it.
I have a question. What cranks do you use? How much clearance do you have between your chainrings and RD cable where it goes into chainstay? I heard of problems with it.
@dklopp Yeah, that's the correct way to route the FD cable. Didn't you get a card from Transition that explains the routing? BTW, post some pics of the LEV :)
@draculoff You could have trouble if you run 3x cranks. I ran my old m770 cranks as a 1x setup with a 36T ring and putting a RD cable hpusing in the chainstay was near impossible.
How I temporarily routed the RD cable http://i.imgur.com/1cnFIQ7.jpg
I recently got the m785 2x dedicated cranks and I don't have a problem with RD cable routing anymore. The spacing of the chainrings is a little different on 2x then on 3x cranks.
Hi krt, I've seen your Covert before, and I believe there is a better way to route RD cable externally. As I have exactly same cranks and chainrings, I decided to put the cable on the lower chainstay and cover it with neoprene protection. Just don't want to spent additional money on new cranks.
@draculoff Nice...snap a picture of your routing method. Maybe it'll help someone.