Bicycle Mechanics - Shims + Front Derailleur
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11-07-02, 07:57 AM
I bought 2 used xt front derailleurs for 5$ at the annual sale at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome. I want to put them on a frame i bought, but one is too small and one is too big. Is it possible to shim the clamp on the bigger one to make it fit, or do i need to shell out 20$ for a lx that actually fits?
There are some shims available.Wheels Manufacturing makes one for a 31.8 clamp on a 26.8 tube and Shimano has them for a 35.0 clamp to a 31.8 or 28.6 tube..Probably others.
11-07-02, 09:43 AM
Thanks. I was worried that the shim might be too soft and the derailleur may move around while i try to shift.
The Speaker Guy
11-07-02, 09:22 PM
I found some shims at
11-07-02, 09:38 PM
Awsome man. I will order them when i get back on sunday.
Thanks for the help.
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