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Adjusting Front Derailleur - Shoot me now!
I am having a heck of a time getting this new Campagnolo Centaur front derailleur to work properly.
I've just installed an entire gruppo and the only issue I am having is with the front. I cannot seem to get the Front derailleur to properly pick up the chain to the large chain ring.
I've tried moving the cage closer to the chainrings
Moving them away from chainrings (3-7mm above large chainring teeth)
Toeing back of the cage in
Toeing the back of the cage out
More cable tension
Less cable tension
I get the same result. The cage just deflects away and the Campagnolo 10sp narrow chain just skips in this position. It will engage the chainring only 10% of the time.
You can see the cage in the illustration is very close to the large chainring. The narrow chain will not engage the pins and ramp up. It just snakes inbetween the cage and the chainring and will skip in neutral. I can even adjust the cage to the extreme and touch the inside of the chainring and the chain will still refuse to engage the upper chainring. It will deflect the cage rather than engage the pins in the chainring.
What am I doing wrong? Any suggestions? Try a different chain?
I've done this many times before. But for some reason, this particular setup has me stumped.
Campagnolo Centaur 10sp
Centaur 10sp Ultra Drive Compact Crank
Centaur Compact Front Derailleur
Centaur 10sp 12-15T Cassette
Centaur rear Derailleur
Centaur 10sp Ergo Levers
Chorus 10 Ultra Narrow Chain
Everything was new and still in the box. I've gone back to the instructions to see if I've forgotten anything. But I must be missing it.
Any advice is appreciated.
98 Colnago Altain
08 Pedalforce RS2
00 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR
06 NYCbikes Single Speed (John Deere Special)
Last edited by squeegy200; 04-29-06 at 09:22 PM.