brass barrel adjusters

Five or six years ago I found a vintage set of aluminum DT barrel adjusters at a bike swap. No brand or maker’s mark, standard threading (!), and I have yet to find out who made them despite many valiant internet searches.

These brass adjusters are an homage to that vintage set. Brass is an excellent choice for threaded bits as it will turn as easily years from now as it does today. In my opinion these are the best looking barrel adjusters you can buy, and I hope they provide you with decades of particularly pleasant cable tension adjustments.

Now machined right here in Portland, OR. Revisions for v2 include new engraving and wider cable channel for reduced friction.

Material: 360 Brass
Threading: M5 x 0.8
Length: 1” OAL
Weight: ~5g each including spring.

When you get two adjusters they come inside a lasered tin, which you can re-purpose later for beeswax (nature’s loc-tite) or your favorite ointment.

You can get brass M5 nuts below if you’d like. You can use a nut to adapt a M5 adjuster to work in a M6 cable hanger, in a pinch. Sold individually.