front derailleur

  1. a.twiddler

    Linear Front Derailleur Mount Query.

    I have been pondering the possibilities of resuscitating the front derailleur on my Linear at some time in the future. It has the frame mounting block in place, but it is missing the short tube to which the front derailleur attaches On measuring the circular groove in the top of the block it...
  2. P

    Altus M370 Front Derailleur replacement

    I have recently replaced most of my drivetrain (cassette, chain, chainset and bottom bracket), going for Alivio as an upgrade to the Altus on the bike (3 x 9 speed). Shifting is much improved but the front derailleur is past its sell by date - rusted limit screw heads and I've already had to...
  3. plustwos

    Shimano Acera front derailleur lever

    The shifter (forgive ignorance) transfers the chain smoothly and accurately but the "raise" lever needs so much thumb and wrist movement that I fear an attack of arthritis. Can someone point me to instructions for adjusting it please? Down tube levers were so simple - sigh. TIA Ken
  4. Magpies

    SRAM Apex front derailleur problem

    I'm trying out a bike fitted with a SRAM Apex drivetrain (50/34T compact crankset, chain, shifters, derailleurs, 10-speed 11-32T cassette) using the "double tap" shift system, and am posting to ask for advice. The rear derailleur shifts sweetly and precisely, but I'm having a problem with the...
  5. H

    Sachs front derailleur

    Hello all, Hope everyone is doing well and keeping safe. I am currently upgrading a few things on my bike and I noticed that the front derailleur has broken in the plastic part. I am not too sure if and how I could repair it. Any ideas would be appreciated.
  6. Mezza86

    Front derailleur and brake caliper changes.

    Hi all, abit of a lengthy one lol but just looking for some advice. My older carrera hellcat im partly rebuilding has a seized front Shimano Tourney derailleur, im having trouble finding one that I can get soon. So my question is would ANY 8 speed front derailleur do the job like an...
  7. NickTB

    Front derailleur

    Morning all. After breaking my rear mech hanger and replacing it, I’ve indexed the rear derailleur and that’s working fine. But I’m finding I can’t shift from the small ring to the big ring now. I’ve adjusted all limiting screws no the front derailleur and barrel adjuster and cable tension. If...
  8. S

    Front derailleur mounting

    I'm replacing my whole drivetrain with tiagra 4700. My current FD is an FD-2203 tiagra triple with a clamp on mount. However the clamp and the FD are separate. I got a FD as part of a set with a crankset and RD. The clamp is too small though. (I knew this when buying) I hoped that I would be...
  9. roley poley

    cyclo front derailleur

    been through a box of old bits and found this ..a reach down and hand change front clanger ! any one know anything about them? it still moves slickly can't stop faffing with it
  10. BianchiVirgin

    SOLD Ultegra 6800 front derailleur

    I have a Ultegra 6800 front derailleur for sale. Band on 34.9mm clamp. 2 years old and works perfectly well. A few normal wear and tear marks but otherwise nice and clean. If anyone wants a picture I'll put one up. Any sensible offer + postage at cost will secure. No point it lying about my garage.
  11. L

    How to get maximum tension on front derailleur cable?

    The other day I noticed when I shifted into the last 2 biggest gears chain would rub against front derailleur. I tried to tension it but made it worse. What's the best way to do it achieve maximum tension. Step by step guide would be nice. Thanks
  12. Custom24

    Sram Rival Front Derailleur Keeps Failing - why?

    Hi I have a Planet X Rt-58D. Carbon frame with a Sram Rival groupset. It's 3 years old now with probably 15,000 miles. Chain and cassette are new (I think I am on my second or third cassette) - I've not changed the chain rings. I clean the drivetrain regularly with the Mickle method. The...
  13. ChrisPAmbulance

    Front Derailleur jumping from largest to smallest cog on triple chainset

    Hi All, I am riding a Ridgeback Voyage which has a triple chainset at the front. As part of a recent service at an LBS, they changed the cable which had become frayed. Unfortunately, as a result of this, they have introduced a fault whereby changing down from the largest ring, it jumps...
  14. K

    Front Derailleur Issues

    I have a Shimano 105 groupset and no matter how I adjust the front derailleur the chain still catches on the guard when in the smallest gear and on both big and small ring. If I manage to adjust it to stop the catching I lose the ability to choose the highest gear. It's almost as if there is...
  15. Kell

    Front derailleur on a Bromptopn

    I was having a chat the other day with one of the guys on my train that has a Birdy Folder. I was moaning about climbing the hill out the station and saying I might fit a smaller chainring (which I've done), and he said can't you fit a front derailleur and two chainrings? I did a quick search...
  16. P

    Front Derailleur Issues

    Hello I've been upgrading Shimano Revoshift to Tourney Thumbshift (SL-TX50) on my son's bike (Python Rock). Rear derailleur was really easy and no problem (and much improved shifting!) but front one is causing me a headache … The main issue I have is that the shifter "maxes out" half way round...
  17. Nibor

    Will a 3 speed shifter work with a 2 speed front derailleur / chainset

    I want to convert a 9 speed road bike to flat bars and have some 3 X 9 acera shifters. I wondered if they would work for a 2 speed front set up?
  18. Mike_P

    Front derailleur with wide throw

    Is there a front derailleur that will throw to a chainwheel around 50mm from the seat tube (or a way of adopting an existing one). I have fitted a bottom bracket motor to a hybrid and the supplied chainwheel is shaped to overcome the projection of the motor. Fitting a further chainwheel, the...
  19. Serge

    Bent front derailleur - advice.

    I managed to throw my chain today as is I simultaneously changed down and crashed over a giant pothole. The chain managed to get jammed against the frame as I layed on the power resulting in bending the front derailleur. I've spent about three hours this afternoon trying to get it straight and...
  20. X

    Shimano Sora R3000 double front derailleur (braze-on) (eBay)

    Shimano Sora FD-R3000 still for sale, still brand new with the chainring height guide sticker still on the cage. Bought with the intention of using it for a commuter build, but now surplus to requirements as have switched groupsets to Campagnolo. This is the new Sora front derailleur that will...
  21. Kernow_T

    Brand new:SRAM X7 2x10 front derailleur - £13 inc postage

    SRAM X7 Front Derailleur 2x10 Dual Pull Low Direct Mount 42T Max Brand new in (tatty) box
  22. goodgabba

    Beginner Gear Cable Questions

    Hi all. I just got a new (to me) Cyclocross bike and have some questions regarding gear cables, namely for the front derailleur. Do i need to by specific cables/housings for this bike or do they sell 'universal' ones? What's the plastic guard that routes the cables under the Bottom Bracket...
  23. R

    Brifter for front derailleur difficult to use

    Having searched for similar issues it seems this might be not a common issue but hope to get some help. Most people seem to have problems with small hands and braking but don't seem to mention shifting. I have Tiagra hydraulic 2 x 10 set up and have been trying to adjust to suit me but can't...
  24. Roadhump

    Problem with front derailleur / gear shifter

    Hoping someone can give some advice on the problem I am having with shifting between the 2 front rings on my Sirrus. The shifter was stiff but operating, but then the chain stopped moving to the big ring. The problem was fixed but returned after a few days. I then took the bike to the LBS for...
  25. nickAKA

    Tiagra 4700 front derailleur rub strip

    Hello folks, Had a bit of trouble with my front derailleur mainly down to abuse on uphill gear changes and I threw the chain off; suffered a bit of collateral damage by ripping the plastic 'rub strip' off the interior of the chain guide - would there be somewhere I could source spares for this...
  26. busdennis

    6800 front derailleur woes

    having problems with this new set up. The front derailleur cable is supposed to go over the peg at the bottom of the bolt and come up the out side of the same bolt. Cabling up this way results in almost no shifting with an high resistance on the shifter. Shifting is much better with the cable...
  27. chriscross1966

    35mm downtube shift adapters and front derailleur adapters

    Hi folks, I've seen plenty of adapter bosses to mount downtube shifters and braze-on front mechs on tubes up to 31.8mm, but does anyone do them for 35mm tubes?.. I'm not asking for a friend, I'm asking because I'm building a full-Campagnolo Brompton drop-bar, and I'd rather use clamp on bits...
  28. grellboy

    Removing rear derailleur - can front derailleur still function?

    Fixed my lad's bike multiple times but now rear derailleur is knackered - gone sort of saggy instead of being taut - so just wondered in the interim before replacing it - if I removed the rear d and then some links in the chain, would it still be possible to change through the three rings using...
  29. A

    Front Derailleur

    Hi, One of my bikes is a Giant Talon 4 2014 and my gears were playing up so decided to tune them. I have performed the front derailleur tuning on another bike okay but I cannot seem to get the front derailleur to tune in on this bike no matter what I try. Please help. Front derailleur is a...
  30. rrarider

    Thread on a Campag Gran Sport Front Derailleur?

    I have a mid 80s bike, fitted with a Gran Sport front derailleur. The screw connecting the two sides of the cage at the rear is stuck and the slotted head is damaged. I may not be able to free it without irreparably damaging it. Does anyone know what diameter and pitch the thread might be. The...
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