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Location: Long Beach, CA
Bikes: 09 Specialized Sequoia, 08 Trek 7200, Very Old Schwinn Cruiser
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FD change on a Trek 7.3 FX
I am changing the gearing on my 2009 Trek 7.3 FX.
It started with: Shimano EF60 trigger, 8 speed, Shimano M191 Front Dérailleur, Deore Rear Dérailleur.
I have changed the shifters to: Shimano Deore LX SLM580Sram PG970 Cassette (11-34) - Shifters, Sram PC971 Chain (9 speed), and I am trying
to install and adjust a Shimano FD M510 Front Dérailleur.
Here is where my problem is. Either I am doing it wrong or the part is the wrong part for this bike.
I read on the Shimano website that this is a top swing (pull) FD but I also read on other sites that these can be either top or bottom pull. The Trek is a bottom pull FD setup.
Question: 1. What is the correct FD for this bike?
2. Do I have the wrong part?
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Last edited by jgjulio; 10-17-09 at 08:07 AM.