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Old 05-21-09, 11:10 AM   #1
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Ultegra Front Derailleur

I have Ultegra components and just upgraded (some would say) from an old steel frame to an aluminum one. The front derailleur seems to not fit the tube. Am I doing something wrong?
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Old 05-21-09, 11:29 AM   #2
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You just need a different size derailer-aluminum tubes are generally fetter than steel.
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Old 05-21-09, 11:42 AM   #3
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thanks. i should have looked in to that first i guess. dang.
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Old 05-21-09, 12:29 PM   #4
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I'll take your ill-fitting Ultegra FD off your hands. I usually prefer skinny steel tubes anyway
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Before buying a new front-derailleur, there are two things to always check. You just found one of them. The other is what direction of pull you need - top-pull? Or bottom-pull? Some FD's are marked as both. So always check what you need and what is available to suit that need.

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Just in case it's not implied or obvious - a "braze-on" type won't do you any good.
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Old 05-21-09, 09:22 PM   #7
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Just in case it's not implied or obvious - a "braze-on" type won't do you any good.
Would it not be fine as long as he got the proper adapter clamp?
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