4

There's a variant of this FD that is intended for frames with no housing stop at all for the cable housing. It features a housing stop that's integral to the derailleur itself. That's what they're talking about. They chose a confusing name for it because there are frames that have a housing stop near the FD/BB area that some would call a full or ...


2

Really most any Shimano triple road front derailleur for 8, 9 or 10 speed will work. Either one that comes with a 31.8mm clamp band or a braze-on type front derailleur can be used with a braze-on adapter, which is a clamp band that will accept the braze-on type derailleur if the bike lacks a braze-on mount. The adapter clamp band will obviously have to be a ...


2

It seems like an innocent question, but the situation can be maddening when a replacement FD is needed for any of the 30-42-52 cranks. Front derailleurs have a spec that has been called by Shimano both "Min. difference between top and intermediate" and "Applicable top-mid tooth difference". It is the minimum difference in tooth count ...


1

First get a new cable AND housing. If the FD still doesn't work, take it off, clean it externally and put penetrating oil on the hinges. Or let it soak overnight in light oil. FDs are quite resilient elements and if not damaged or bent very unlikely to fail. So it may still be OK after all.


1

There are a few important parameters and sizing specs one needs to pay attention to when selecting a front derailleur. One would be the way the derailleur attached to the bike. Many are band clamped to the seat tube and the band clamp of the derailleur must be the same size as the seat tube. They also make shims that reduce a 34.9mm band clamp down to the ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible