Odd topic, but I've got a minor grievance with my Cinco. Well, its not really with the bike but... let me explain.
The cable routing for the front dérailleur tucks under the top tube, then goes around the seat tube and sits in a cable-stop welded to the frame on the back of the seat tube. The cable inner the comes out of the cable stop, down to the dérailleur.
I changed back to XTR a few months back, and got an FD-M981 - 34.9mm Dual Pull unit. It mounted up fine around the seat tube, but the cable routing now comes out of the cable stop on a horrible angle sweeping down to the dérailleur.
Sure, it works, but its pretty ugly.
So today I stumbled across this thing called a "Paul Funky Monkey" as seen here:
My question is, has anyone used one ? is it worth trying one to tidy up the cable routing ?
Any other ideas ?