Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes: 06 Lemond Reno, 98 GT Timberline mtn.bike
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First non-successful bike repair......
Just a little ticked off as I'm writing this. The front (triple) der. on my Lemond Reno broke last time out. Had one heck of a time finding a 9-spd front der. with a 34.9 band. When I did-it won't work! THe old der. Was a braze on style with a 34.9 band which accepts a braze on style der. Apparently, the regular clamp on style(non-braze on style der) must be a tad wider or something. Can't get it into high gear without the outside of the der cage rubbing the crank arm. If you adjust to where it doesn't rub the crank arm, it won't go into high gear. And apparently Shimano no longer makes the tripe 9-spd braze on front der any longer. THanks a pantsload, Shimano. Guess I'll try a 10-spd braze on next-since the cage is a little narrower, it might work. Just a little frustrated right now-it's the first mechanical job on a bike which wasn't successful. Of course, I've always worked on mtn bikes before-which seem to be more forgiving. Guess maybe it's off to the shop- but I'd rather fix it myself-rather than admit defeat--anyone run into a similar problem?