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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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Chain skipping in front derailleur

I was having a problem when using my smallest chainring, the chain would suck on the frame and I would have to stop pedaling. I was also having some chain brakes. I send it to the mechanic and he ...
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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 ...
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Front derailleur adjustment question: what to adjust

I'm a bit confused about what's going on with my front derailleur (which is PROBABLY a Shimano Acera, but the bike is 13 years old and the name has long since rubbed off). The chain has started ...
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Can I convert a 1x9 speed Madsen kg271 cargo bike to a 2 or 3 x 9?

I know most these days seem to want to go the other direction, but my partner would like more gears on this heavy cargo bike that can be tough to pedal uphill. I think the frame has all of the ...
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S3 direct mount screw specifications [closed]

I need to find replacement s3 direct mount screws. What are the specifications of these screws?
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What is the meaning of multiple front derailleur clamp measurements?

I am putting a front derailleur on a Surly Long Haul Trucker frame. I know from the LHT specs that the front derailleur clamp diameter should be 28.6mm. However, for the Shimano Deore front derailleur ...
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Options for new equipment when replacing older parts that are end of life?

I have a 2004 Giant OCR Touring. It is a used bicycle. These old touring bikes are a mix of mtn-bike and road bike parts. Most typically a road front derailleur/crank and a mtn-bike rear derailleur. ...
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Can I install a front derailleur for my bike?

I just bought a Micargi RD-7 with 7 speed Shimano Tourney rear derailleur. Now, I want to upgrade my crankset from single chainring to three chainrings for better hill climbing. Is it possible to do ...
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Why 9 speed front derailleur cannot handle 10 speed rear derailleur?

Some people are using non compatible components on their bikes. For example, using Tiagra's old 3x9 speed FD (4503?) with a 10 speed RD. And it works. So what is the point of saying "Dear customer, ...
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Shimano 105 5800 front derailleur installation

I am currently installing a front derailleur as part of a new bike build. It attaches to the frame via a braze on mount. I can't get it to shift onto the big ring. It shifts onto the big ring only ...
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Shimano Deore front derailleur occasionally sticking

I have a question about my front derailleur sticking occasionally. I've had this bike for a 1.7 years and have ridden it through 2 winters. It has only been after this last winter that my front ...
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How to prevent my front derailleur from rubbing on my back tire?

Recently I tried adjusting my front derailleur (Shimano 6800) so that it wouldn't rub my chain when I was in the highest gear. After playing around with the angle as well as the limiting screws, I ...
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XTR Di2 front derailleur mount for Cannondale Scalpel 29r

Is there an adapter to mount a XTR Di2 front derailleur on a Cannondale Cannondale Scalpel 29r? picture of stock mount Images from BikeRadar:
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Can I ride a triple front chainring with no front deraileruer

I've managed to strip the threads on my front deraileruer mechanism. Its off the bike now - can I ride it as-is until I locate a new front mechanism? The chain does stay on the front chainring where ...