Bicycle Mechanics - front derailer question...
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
piecing together a new bike, and just picked up a FSA 'cross crank for it on eBay. chainrings are 48/38. i want to use a Campy Mirage FD - but can i use the standard double model? minimum capacity is 39T. will this work? or do i need to get the compact version that can handle a 34T minimum?
If you already have the Mirage give it a try. I suspect that the compact derailleur will work better.
Does the frame have a braze-on type derailleur hanger or a clamp-on. There can be a problem with adjusting the derailleur low enough for the smaller chainrings if it is a braze-on. Clamp-ons work well on metal frames but not carbon fiber.
i have a Mirage triple FD now and like it; that's why i want to get another Mirage for the new bike. the new frame (which i haven't purchased yet, waiting on W-2 form from work) is clamp-on.
01-17-06, 11:11 AM
I just read an article by Lennard Zinn on velonews.com that claimed the Campy compact front derailleur gave crappy shifting performance on anything but a Campy compact crankset. First I've heard of it, but you might want to check that out.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.