Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: SW Ohio
Bikes: Puch Marco Polo, Saint Tropez, Masi Gran Criterium
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What the FFD?
Or shall I say: What the funky front derailleur!
Actually I just want to make a post to tell all that my "fancy" bike the one with Dura Ace triple 7703 9x3 speed is giving me fits in the front derailleur department. Last week the derailleur was too low and was grinding on the big ring while in the middle ring. I raised it up but didn't tighten the bolt enough so it slipped down again. I know, all USER ERRORS in the set up department.
So now I've raised to what seems the correct height but angled it ever so slightly to where the back of the cage is minutely out of parallel with the chainring. And my big chainring stop wasn't set so I threw my chain 2 days ago, causing some fine scratching on my 6603 Ultegra triple crank.
So then I set the limit screw while the bike was in the repair stand and everything was looking good, so last evening I did another training ride only to learn that I overdid the limit screw and the derailleur cage is grinding in my top gear.
I've also been playing around with the indexing screw on the head tube that centers the front derailleur differently which then makes varying amounts of trim necessary. I keep thinking I'll happen onto the "perfect" dialed in front derailleur set up.
Well, its back to let out the stop a little and go back to the drawing board! Just had to share.
Last edited by masi61; 08-24-08 at 04:56 PM.