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How to set H screw limit on front derailleur

I have made sure the FD (Front Derailleur) is at the right height and angled parralel to chain. Now, I have shifted the gears rear and front outward most cog (8 and 3 respectively) and gone to adjust ...
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Hi I have Shimano t4000 rear derailleur with Alivio cassette and chain, 9 speed with a t4010 crank (48t outer). What front derailleur can I use?

I require the correct and best front mech for t4010 crank (48t) with t4000 rear derailleur, shifter and Alivio cassette (9 speed). I'm struggling to get the t4000 FD with 63-66 degrees (assuming that'...
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Did I just buy an inverted front derailleur?

I have a mtb and my derailleur is old, now that I removed it I see that is in tip top condition(I try to take very good care of my bike) but as I already had the new one, I decided to just go with the ...
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Front Derailleur Won't shift down

I had an issue with my from derailleur and took it into a bike shop where the guy told me nothing was wrong with it even though I was noticing some noise coming from it. I then tried velofix the bike ...
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Front derailleur rub chain when on innermost/smallest cog and rear derailleur is on innermost/largest cog

Front derailleur rub chain when on innermost/smallest cog and rear derailleur is on innermost/largest cog. I have watched Park tools guide to adjust both derailleurs and tuned the gears to make them ...
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Will my mix-and-match drivetrain work?

I'm currently assembling a 3x9 speed commuter bike with the following groupset details: Crank: Shimano Tourney TY501 FD: Shimano Tourney TY510 RD: Shimano Altus M2000 Chain: Shimano 9 speed Sprocket: ...
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Front derailleur road triple on MTB crankset

I wish to adapt a triple crankset on a gravel frame. I already have the 3x Tiagra ST-4703 brifter. I have different solutions : get a road triple crankset (Tiagra or Stronglight impact) with a Tiagra ...
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Front derailleur not having enough travel

I've got a bike running 9 gears in the back 3 in the front. This is the first bike I've been working on so it has some history. Also, I made plenty of mistakes while learning how to take care of a ...
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Replacing a mismatched Tiagra FD-4503 front derailleur [duplicate]

Note: I butchered the specs in a previous post, so I recreated the question. I haven't found great information on how to replace this derailleur, and I need to figure out what'll be compatible. I had ...
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Replacing a Tiagra FD-4503 front derailleur

Note: Wrong parts were listed originally as Alivio FD-M4000-DS6. Apologies. The broken derailleur was not replaced with the crankset a few years back. I haven't found great information on how to ...
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Shimano front derailleur not shift up after upgrade from 8 speed claris to 10 speed tiagra

my bike is Cube attain 2016: https://archiv.cube.eu/2016/776101 I upgrade the shifters to Tiagra 4700 and also the derailleurs and chain and the problem is front derailleur can not shift up. I found ...
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Blended IGH + Detailleur drivetrain

Is it possible, for instance, to run a Shimano Nexus IGH with front derailleurs, to have even greater range of gearing, while gaining the advantages of IGH (low maintenance, stationary shifting)?
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noob looking for advice to replace front derailleur FD-3400

FD-3400 spring seems to have given up the ghost, I have tried cleaning all the joints etc but the spring just doesn't have enough power when the cable is completely slack to pull back the derailleur. ...
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Shimano 105 5800 front derailleur hard to shift up

Hello i have a Shimano 105 5800 front derailleur but i have trouble using the low trim position. Shifting from the low to low trim is very hard and i have to overshoot it for the fd to move. This is ...
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Whatever happened to the 4 x n derailleur drivetrains?

Around the mid-1990s I am positive I remember seeing bikes with 4 x n drive trains e.g. 28-speed (4 x 7 gears). There is nowadays a trend towards just 2 or even 1 front sprocket e.g. 1 x 12. More than ...
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FD interchangeability between Shimano 105 and Claris

I would like to ask if I can change my FD into a Shimano 105 and my crank will then be Shimano Claris? Will there be any problem with it? I was supposed to buy a 105 crank but then my FD broke, so I ...
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How to fix a road bike front left up shifter feeling loose and doesn't upshift?

I have a road bike with Shimano Claris shifters and deraileurs. I bought the bike new and everything has been 100% for about 3 months of good riding. I have noticed that shifting into the big ...
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Mountain bike front derailleur compatibility

I recently bought an old youth mountain bike for my kid and may need to replace the front derailleur. It's 3x7 and the rear seems to be Shimano Tourney. The front is also Shimano but I can't tell what ...
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GRX FD-RX400 - full outer model?

I'm just mounting the GRX FD-RX400. In the manual it says "if using a full outer model, ensure..." What does full outer model mean and should I do that? :)
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Looking for a replacement shimano Tiagra Front Derailleur

What is compatible with the older Shimano Tiagra FD-4403 9 speed triple derailleur 30/42/52 tooth chhainrings 34.9mm clamp on mount.
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Is it possible to remove a front derailleur without removing my chain and without the use of heavy equipment?

So I recently bought a used bike from a person and I wanted to remove the front derailleur without taking off the chain, since I don't have a chain tool. I also do not have any equipment that could ...
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Mountain bike Yazoo Fsv 3.6n front derailleur shifter is not shifting under the 2nd gear

My Yazoo FSV 3.6N MTB front derailleur is not shifting under the 2nd gear. When I try to shift down it doesn't go to 1st gear, it stays between 1st and 2nd. I'd leave a video here but I can't.
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TS6 and TS3 meaning on FD's?

I see these on the product model number of derailleurs but cant seem to know what's the difference? Like there would be 2 models for an alivio top swing fd and one would have the ts3 and the other ...
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Can alivio fd (m4000 or m3100) handle 44/32/22 crankset?

Bought a m3100 alivio groupset together with a fc mt210 44/32/22 crankset. Will a m3100 side swing fd or a m4000 top swing be able to handle a 44/32/22 crankset? I have read on the shimano website ...
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The chain stay angle is the angle between chain stay and seat tube? [duplicate]

I need a new front derailleur for my Shimano Acera T3000 gear shift. I have to choose between: https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/acera-t3000/FD-T3000-TS3.html https://bike.shimano.com/...
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Can I replace an Acera front derailleur with an Alivio?

My bike features a Shimano Acera 9x3 gear shift system. My front derailleur is off and I'd like to upgrade it instead of just adjust or replace it. Can I replace it with a front derailleur of the ...
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Left shifter is not catching/gets stuck when there is cable tension

I need help with my left shifter. When I have the cable attached to the derailleur and have even the slightest tension applied, the shifter won't shift to the largest cog (I have double front ...
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FD not for shifting gears?

Complete amateur here but I took my 2021 Kona Rove Al650 to the shop today because the FD is not shifting. One of the mechanics told me that the FD on the Kona Rove is only used to adjust the chains ...
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Chainstay Angle on a 2010 Kona DEW

I want to replace the front derailleur on my 2010 Kona DEW C62cm. Currently it has mounted a Shimano Altus. Unfortunately, I can not find a model number on it, which would made things easier. There ...
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Is it possible to add another chainring to Cannondale Trail SL 3?

I recently bought a Cannondale Trail SL 3 2021, and quickly realized that I need heavier gears for riding comfortably down hill and on flat ground. Is it possible to add a second, larger chain ring ...
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Front deraileur not shifting to lowest gear. (New bike)

My mountain bike is a brand new Diamondback Outlook 275, two weeks from purchasing. It has all default settings and parts. It was assembled in store. The front deraileur will not shift to the smallest ...
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Front derallieur compatiiblity

I am in need of a front derailleur and my previous one is a Shimano Altus 3x8, (triple chainset), (8 speed cassette). Would any other like a tourney or any others work?
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How to pick correct front derailleur replacement

I just got 26 inch Huffy mountain bike at Walmart. It looks fine except front derailleur spring is too tight. I checked everything. Cable is moving fine, I checked derailleur on my similar bikes, so ...
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How to know and which to use?

I have these shifters and derailleurs: front shifter Shimano ST-EF41, 3spd front derailleur Shimano FD-TZ500, 3spd rear shifter Shimano ST-EF41, 7spd rear derailleur Shimano RD-TZ31, 7spd I want to ...
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Chain hitting front derailleur cage with H limit screw fully loosened

I followed the Park Tools guide to set up my gears. The rear derailleur was a success but I can't manage to adjust the front derailleur so that the chain stops grinding on the guard. There's no more ...
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How to clean the front derailleur?

After years of usage, the spring of my FD does not return it to the smallest cog any more. Obviously, the FD has collected grit/dirt in its joints and the cage is jamming. I do not see a way to clean ...
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Will a 3x10 or 3x9 front derailleur work on a 6/7 speed chain?

Will a 3x10 or 3x9 front derailleur work on a 6/7 speed chain? Can't seem to find a good MTB front derailleur for 6/7 speed chain. Tourneys won't do it for me
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Which Rim Size will Fit My MTB?

I just got an old MTB, I need to replace all the parts except the frame since the parts are in broken condition, except the sprocket and cassette I'm a total newbie and LBS here cost crazily high, so ...
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How to repeat the success of Salsa Marakesh when mixing MTB and road components?

Salsa Marakesh https://salsacycles.com/bikes/marrakesh/2020_marrakesh_sora is based in part on road Sora components and MTB Alivio components. Let's focus on the front -- in my bike I have Sora ...
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Campagnolo: Can I run an 11 speed chain on my 10 speed chainrings?

I have a bike with 10 speed front derailleur and chainrings. The cassette, rear derailleur and shifter will all be 11 speed. Can I run an 11 speed chain on this? Everything is Campagnolo. Thanks
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11t-40t/42t cassette on 3x9 system

I need your help about gear ratio. I am currently riding 3x9 drivetrain, Deore m592 rear (SGS-Shadow), Deore XT m770 front. My gear ratio is: 11t-32t (rear) and 22t-34t-44t (front). My local hills and ...
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Lower limit screw for derailleur adjustment is already at its outer limit

I have to adjust the gear shifting since the chain scratches at the front derailleur (at front smallest cog back largest cog). For this I have to turn the lower limit screw further out but it is ...
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Minimum chainring gap for front derailleur

On my city/trekking bike, I have a Shimano Alivio crankset FC-T4010. It was first delivered with 22-32-44 chainrings. After a while I calculated that with a 38 chainring, I was able to ride 99% of the ...
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Shifting direction is different for front and rear shifters

I have been riding singlespeed and 1x setups for decades. The last time I had a front derailleur was over 30 years ago, and the shifter was on the downtube then, and I don’t have any memory of how it ...
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Shifter won't click and cable doesn't move

My front gear is set on the smallest gear then the shifter suddenly doesn't click. I also see no cable movement from the front derailleur. Here is the link for the vid: https://imgur.com/ZncNh70
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Shimano Tourney Front Derailleur Cable Question

I'm trying to install a new front derailleur cable on an old mountain bike I've been helping to fix up for a friend. The derailleur is a bog-standard Shimano Tourney. After removing the old cable and ...
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L Limit screw can get front derailleur close enough

I am following the instructions on here: https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/front-derailleur-adjustment And they say: "Sight gap between inner chain plate and inner cage plate. Only a ...
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2-speed front derailleur - three possible positions?

I have Shimano 105 7000 groupset on my bike. 2x11. For some reason I have 3-rd in-between click on my front derailleur. To get into that 3-rd position I need to shift into large chainring and then ...
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6800 FC to R 8000 FC upgrade

I would like to replace my 6800 FC 52/36 and 6800 FD with the R8000 FD and FC 52/36. I'd like to utilize my existing 6800 brifters, which operate flawlessly. Are the cable pull on the brifters (6800 ...
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How to check and ensure parallelism of front derailer and chainrings?

Various instructions of front derailers with clamp want me to ensure that the derailer cage is parallel to the chainrings. What is the preferred way to do this? Since the derailer cage has quite a ...
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