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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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    You just need a different size derailer-aluminum tubes are generally fetter than steel.

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    thanks. i should have looked in to that first i guess. dang.

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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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    Only panthers007 is stupid enough to believe that this is a good idea.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by smurf hunter View Post
    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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