Tinkering 101: Shimano 105 Derailleur Hack by Thomas Aceves

Shimano 105 Derailleur Hack – by Thomas Aceves This article comes to us courtesy of Thomas Aceves, a reader of the Gravel Cyclist blog. His contribution came in response to the article we wrote – “Achieving the Impossible“, running a 40 tooth cog with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 11 speed derailleur. Over to Thomas… Thought […]

Tinkering: Attempting the “Impossible”

Derailleur Limits My good friend Dr. Pain and I (JOM) are known bicycle tinkerers. Our Monster CX creations (Dr. Pain’s rig – JOM’s rig) are the result of planning, customization, tinkering; creating bicycles that weren’t commercially available at any bicycle dealer. JOM has been running a 11-36 11 speed SRAM 1170 cassette in conjunction with […]