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Old 11-17-05, 01:37 AM   #1
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How to trim the FD?

I'm running ultegra everything except a compact FSA crank.

When i'm in my highest gear, (big ring small cog) my chain rubs against the outside of my FD. The adjustment screw is already maxed out. If i physically pull on the chain a little bit it moves enough to clear the chain, but if i try to use the shift lever, it just moves a bit and then goes back.

Is there any way to adjust this without unscrewing the cable and tightening it? Maybe that wouldn't be too hard but i get the feeling that if i were to unscrew it i'd be opening a can of worms and would never get back to where i started.

Thanks for any ideas,
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Old 11-17-05, 01:51 AM   #2
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ok stupid me couldn't find the barrell adjuster since it wasn't attached to the deraileur.

disaster averted... sorry for the stupid question.
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Old 11-17-05, 01:11 PM   #4
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I'm running ultegra everything except a compact FSA crank.

but if i try to use the shift lever, it just moves a bit and then goes back.

don't forget about the first click trim on the shifter. Before the actual shift, theres a smaller click that moves the derailer a fraction. You shouldn't have to use the trim on a straight chain line, only when you're shifting to smaller cogs and the chain touches the FD. Just a thought, i'm sure you fixed the prob with the trims on the downtube cable stops.

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