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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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    Quote Originally Posted by ezryder03
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by RegularGuy

    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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