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Old 11-07-02, 08:57 AM   #1
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Shims + Front Derailleur

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?

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Old 11-07-02, 09:14 AM   #2
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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.
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Thanks. I was worried that the shim might be too soft and the derailleur may move around while i try to shift.
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I found some shims at

ww.biketoolsetc.com

http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg..._id=WB-DERSPC2
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Awsome man. I will order them when i get back on sunday.

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