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My shifter is not moving my gears

My shifter is moving the cables but is not moving the derailer up or down and it is not moving the gears this is my front gears
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Lower gearing for a Trek 520

I have a stock 2016 Trek 520 bike and I'm a newbie to road cycling. It has Alivio front derailleur and Deore rear derailleur with Deore triple-chainring crank. The 2016 came with 26/36/48 front ...
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Front derailleur hard to move due to gear cable angle

To avoid chain rub on the inside of my derailleur when in the smallest chainring and in the biggest cog on the cassette I've turned the L-screw out / counter clockwise. Now the rub is gone but due to ...
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What is the typical angle between the derailleur post (seat tube) and top of chain?

I'm building a (non-standard) bike and that means mounting a front derailleur in relationship to the incoming chain line (rather than selecting a seat-post angle visavis chainstay angle, etc.) So I'm ...
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Could I use a FD-M735 with a FC-MC3x?

I have a Shimano FD-M735 currently on my bike, and I would like to replace the aging FC-TY33 that I have, with a FC-M730 ideally, but they are too pricey. However, I have found a FC-MC36 and a FC-MC34 ...
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Shimano front derailleur compatiblity with FSA crankset

The front derailleur on my old bike is giving me some problems, it shifts only after 3-4 presses on the shifter, and the chain rubs on the front derailleur and makes this grinding noise. I was ...
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Chain falls between the chainrings of the front derailleur when shifting from the big ring to the small one

The issue I have is that at the new bike I'm looking to purchase I'm faced with the followings: the chain falls between the 2 chainrings of the front derailleur when shifting from the big ring to the ...
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Compatibility of Tiagra 4700 shifter with MTB front derailleur

I am aware that with the introduction of the Tiagra 4700 groupset Shimano now uses the 11-speed road cable pull ratio also for their 10-speed road systems. Therefore a Tiagra 4700 right shifter is ...
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Replacement derailleur 2015 Kona Precept

I'm having a hard time finding a replacement front derailleur for my 2015 Kona Precept. It was originally a Shimano SLX but I cannot find a new one that fits. Its a direct low mount triple with a 44 ...
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Is there a front derailer type that can be mounted on a frame without braze on or fitting on the seat tube, or clamping?

As the question says, is there a front derailer type that can be mounted without having a fitting or braze on on the seat tube, or without clamping to the seat tube (because it's a weird shape, or ...
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Replacing Claris FD 2400 with R2000

My bike has a 2x8 speed Shimano Claris 2400 front derailleur and ST-2400 shifters. The FD is damaged. Can I replace it with the newer Claris R2000 FD? Shimano's compatibility guide indicates that it ...
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Fitting front derailleur to one-by hardtail

Would a front double derailleur be possible on these hardcore hardtails? In grey: Kona Big Honzo (carbon) In black/yellow: Transition Throttle (carbon) In blue: Ragley Blue Pig (steel) I only ask ...
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How big are pull ratios in Shimano 9-speed front derailleurs in MTB and road bikes?

I am asking about 3x9-speed front derailleurs. The background this time is longer than the question -- I have a Sora based gravel bike and now I try to marry road shifter with MTB front derailleur ...
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What is the purpose of plastic insert/plug in Deore FD-M590?

My Deore FD-M590 is missing the instructions how it should be mounted and I would guess like any front derailleur, however what confuses me is little pink (my eyes) insert/plug which I don't know ...
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Canyon Ultimate R8000 front derailleur - can't get low enough

I have a Canyon Ultimate CF SL. I have installed an R8000 Ultegra front derailleur. I am finding that even when the limit screw is dialed right out that when in the little-big combo (little front, ...
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105 R7000 front derailleur with 105 5800 crankset

I was thinking of upgrading my Tiagra derailleur with new 105 FD-R7000, but then I read that it might not be compatible with my 105 5800 crankset because the new R7000 crankset has different spacing ...
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No trim and can't shift into small chainring

I have the dura ace 7900 front shifter and derailleur and after my shifting cables have been replaced I have noticed the following. I cannot trim anymore. The chain jumps onto the big chainring with ...
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Replacement for a Suntour Superbe front derailleur

I broke my front derailleur trying to adjust it. It's on a 1980's Klein Performance road bike. Should I try getting only the same one, or is there any replacement that could work well in its stead? ...
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Chain rattling in lowest gear despite adjustment

I have bought an 80ies (?) Vicini vintage road bike that I've mostly used on flat terrain so that I haven't used the smallest gear until recently. I found out that the chain rattles against the front ...
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Front derailleur cable suddenly very slack (no shifting), not sure what's caused it

I last rode the bike on Sunday. Throughout the ride I noticed the front shifter (grip friction shift, Shimano) was feeling "looser" than normal (hard to describe, it didn't feel "right" and seemed to ...
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Front derailleur cage on new road bike will not shift

I have recently bought a new road bike. On my first ride out, when shifting the the front derailleur onto the big ring the cage would shift over but the chain would not. I took it home and adjusted ...
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Front chainring spacing difference between Shimano and Campagnolo?

I want to upgrade my mid 80s road bike from a 50 tooth to a 53. But the BCD of the big triple chainring is some rare standard that it costs less to buy a whole (used) crank instead. And of course this ...
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Campagnolo Athena 11s front-derailer alignment

I am having a world of trouble trying to get my FD aligned properly and shifting properly from small to large cog and back again, especially when riding up hills. When on the flat, they change fine, ...
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Shimano front derailleur - tensioning, can't move shifter

I am trying to fix the front shifting on a bike (not my own, family member). The original reported problems were inability to shift into 3 (largest), combined with a tendency for the chain to come off ...
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Is there a front derailer clamp diameter that is near 29.6 or 29.7mm?

I have a 1966 Schwinn Super Sport that I bought without a front derailer. The seat tube clamp diameter (i.e., the diameter measured out outside the seat tube, where a derailer would go) is ~29.6mm. ...
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Shimano front-derailleur with 28.6 Clamp

For my new Shimano M780 based gear I need a pull down (or bottom pull) front derailleur with a 28.6mm clamp for a 3x10 without direct mount. All the derailleur I have checked do not have a 28.6mm ...
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Mismatched chain and chainring

Why specifically would shifting between chainrings of one speed type with a chain of another cause problems? As I understand it, all 3/32 inch chains have that as their interior width; the variance ...
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Front gear issues with middle ring (not always making it over)

I've been trying to straighten out some shifting issues on a kid's bike, it's a Diamondback and is a few years old. On the front gear-set it has a few issues that I am having trouble fixing through l ...
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How can I fit a bigger rear tyre when limited by the front derailleur?

I've recently bought a hardtail, just an entry-level bike, but I've only got entry-level skills. The tyres it came with are WTB Nano 2.1". They aren't exactly ideal for the sort of conditions we have ...
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Why is the Shimano R3030 FD not compatible with the 3503 FC?

I have an older version of the Triban 520 with the Shimano Sora 3503 groupset (3x9 speed). I neglected it for two weeks over winter and the salt has done some damage. The spring in the front ...
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Why won't the front derailleur change into the largest gear after changing cranks?

We changed to a longer set of cranks (same make), and have tightened the crank as tight as it will go without stripping. There is still a space of approx 2mm between the crank and the lip on the ...
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Mountain front derailleur for braze-on mount?

I'm converting a Giant 2006 carbon road bike to flat bars. It has this setup: Ultegra 6600 Triple, braze-on mount, bottom-pull, 52/39/30 105 5600 10-speed, 12-27 I have a set of SLX M670 10-speed ...
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Sora front derailleur friction shifter

I have Sora front derailleur (bottom-pull), and I want to use friction shifter with it. I installed Dura Ace bar end shifters (on thumb shifter mount). No matter how I adjust the tension the shifter ...
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Front derailleur won't change to low gear

My front derailleur is stuck in high gear. No matter how I shift the gears the cable would not tighten hence the bike will not change from high to low gear. What is the cause of this? Btw it is a ...
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How to determine what kind of front derailleur can be used on my recumbent trike?

I need to replace the front derailleur on my tadpole trike. Unfortunately, I cannot find a brand name or other numbers anywhere on the derailleur, so I cannot just replace it with an identical product....
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Is 1x11 better than any 2X10? [closed]

I am upgrading from a Shimano tourney bike and newbie so please be nice to me .. lol :) I ride trails and easy bike paths and some roads. For cross country - Semi road/ Semi mountain type riding, ...
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Is this front derailer snapped and/or bent?

I'm no expert but looks no where close to how it should be. I think a bit has snapped off? Also looks to be no where close to the outside of the biggest gear, (even when in that gear). It should ...
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Front Shifter Won't Shift into 3rd

The front shifter is a Shimano integrated brake-and-shift assembly. The front derailleur "groupo" is Shimano SIS. I can pull the cable to make the derailleur shift into third but the shifter doesn't ...
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Shimano Ultegra 6800 front derailleur tension problem

I'm building up a 2015 Salsa Colossal Ti with a full Ultegra 6800 groupset (though with the RS685 hydraulic shifters). I'm having an issue setting up the front derailleur. I've followed all the ...
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Is SLX FD 675-B front derailleur appropriate for my bike?

It seems I've made a few 'tiny' errors when choosing components to upgrade my bike. The biggest issues I'm facing at the moment are crankset and front derailleur... Bike is Eyble Psych 4 Black ...
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Front Deraillleur Barrel Adjustment

I'm working on adjusting my front derailleur; Shimano 105 group set 5700 series. On reading on the net and also watching a couple of online youtube videos there is comments about the barrel ...
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Not able to shift to largest Chain Ring - Lever not clicking, when cable is connected to FD

After installing Shimano TZ 30 Front Derailleur, I am not able to shift from middle ring to big ring. I can successfully shift Shifter from 1 to 2 and even from 2 to 1. But not from 2 to 3. If I ...
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SOMEONE HELP PLEASE:( [closed]

I'm getting a new bike and i'm wondering if a Shimano TX50 front derailleur is good enough and will do the job or should I get another bike which has an acera, FD-M390 front derailleur. Thanks in ...
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MTB crankset change, large ring from 42 to 48 teeth

I have changed my front crank set from 42 to a 48 tooth ring. I am having difficulty setting up the front mech. The problem I am having is that the (don't know the name) tail? the box frame bit at the ...
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Upgrading stock front derailleur - Will Shimano Deore work with 3x7 gearing?

I'm looking to upgrade the front derailleur from a stock DNP-brand (the ones every big-box BSO has) to a nicer Shimano. The goal is to reduce play and flex while switching, allowing a tighter ...
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Claris front shifter with mtb derailleurs?

My son's bike (Decathlon road bike with 24" wheels) has the following configuration: Shimano Claris 3x8 STI shifters: the crank set is a Suntour 48-38-28 teeth with 152mm crank length; the cogs are a ...
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Use a 3x10 front derailleur on a 9sp setup

Just to see if anyone did this and if it works: I am running a 3x9sp setup. I need to change my front derailleur. Can I use a 3x10sp derailleur? The shifter will still be a 3sp so the ratio will ...
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Chain Slips off Front Gearset

New to all of this, so I don't really know the terms. Bear with me. Got a bike from a garage sale about a year ago, in nearly brand new shape, haven't really rode it. Over the past few months I've ...
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How tolerant is the range of front derailleurs?

Say you have a front derailleur cited as having an 18T range, with a 42T main ring. According to the specification, the smallest inner ring can be 24T. But how strict is that? Is it possible to get ...
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Front Derailleur stays on smallest chain ring

I am trying to get an old mountain bike working. I have read and watched numerous videos on the front derailleur but have yet to find anyone having this same issues except for someone who had ...