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    Gravity Dropper and KS Remote!

    I was in the situation moving from 2005 HL 5-spot with a 27.2 to a 2012 5-Spot with 30.9 seatpost diameter. I figured I would see if I could adapt my GD Turbo to my new bike, and at the same time, work out a better remote than the stock GD lever. I had a 27.2 to 30.9 shim that came with the post, so that part was covered right off the bat
    Luckily, I had a spare KS remote in the parts bin, so I decided to give that a try with the GD. You can see in the picture, that the cable clamp used at the seatpost end of a KS post actually works well as the cable stop for the KS remote as well! The issue with using a KS remote with the GD, is that both ends of the cable need to be the end with the stop on them. The KS cable stop fixed this nicely!
    I also used a flexible v-brake noodle, and turned the cable entry into the seatpost backwards. Seems to work extremely well, keeps the bars less cluttered, and saves me from having to buy a Lev (for now).
    The other issue I was having with the LEV, was that my frame would not allow the full insertion of a 150mm version, and I would have to live with the 125mm version instead.
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    Nice job! Looks clean

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    Aloha, awesome bit of engineering. Love it when we can put something together like this.

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    I just picked up a GD Turbo LP.
    I have a spare KS remote. I am definitely trying this.
    Thanks for posting.

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    Buzz, can't you flip the post around so the cable exits forward? Will the tire hit it? Maybe a roll a ma jig would move it more out of the way?!

    DT

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    Buzz, can't you flip the post around so the cable exits forward? Will the tire hit it? Maybe a roll a ma jig would move it more out of the way?!

    DT
    Hi Dave,

    I tried it facing forward but didn't like the routing as it had to go under the top tube, and then back up again at the bars. Had the routing been on the top side of the top tube (like my old Burner and HL Spot) it might have been better. The back entry meant I could run it all the way under the top tube and it wasn't in the way at all. No tire contact. I also toyed with a rollamajig but it just made things uglier.  I've since moved on to a KSpost but still riding the Spot up here in Vancouver.

    Buzz

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