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Old 01-06-04, 04:43 PM   #1
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Proper Front Derailure Adjustment- need help

I just need to know how to properly align the front derailure before i ride my new bike that i built. My question is, does the front derailure have to be parallel to the chainring or does it have to angle in or out? If angled, how many degrees should it be angled? Your help is highly appreciated.Thanks.

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Old 01-06-04, 04:45 PM   #2
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I just need to know how to properly align the front derailure before i ride my new bike that i built. My question is, does the front derailure have to be perpendicular to the chainring or does it have to angle in or out? If angled, how many degrees should it be angled? Your help is highly appreciated.Thanks.
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Man, I was just working on my front derailleur today. You want it parallel to the chainrings. Read Barnett's manual, chapter 33 for more information.

http://www.bikeforums.net/barnettes/barnetts_ch33.pdf

And check out ParkTools website, too.

http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/...railleur.shtml

Edit: parallel not perpendicular
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Edit: parallel not perpendicular
Thanks for the correction. Just wasn't thinking right, just getting too anxious in riding my new bike. I'll go ahead and look at their web sites and thanks a million. I also edited my previous post.

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