bolt on FD mount on a giant tcr comp
Can you take the front derail braze on mount off of a tcr comp frame in order to use a clamp on fd? I don't want to buy a new fd if I don't have to and I noticed the braze on adapter pictured is bolt on.
Yes you can take it off, but why would you want to? People spent a ton of time and money designing that frame, there's a reason it's a bolt on not a clamp on. Don't McGuyver a great frame.
The reason being is that I just bought a brand new record carbon clamp on FD for my other bike and was hoping I could use it without compromising the frame in any way. I definetely don't wanna McGuyver the frame...I didn't even like that show!
Originally Posted by capwater
Most, but not all, carbon frames use a braze on FD. I'm just saying to stick with what the mfg specd it for to be sure.
Originally Posted by Gogocld
The cage assembly is easily removable by simply loosening a 3mm allen bolt. You can switch the cage assembly to another type or clamp size mount for use on another bicycle frame