Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Unless it's the camera angle, it seems that the FD is severely mis-aligned. The FD cage should be parallel to the chainrings. Loosen the clamp and reposition it parallel, with the bottom about 2mm above the chainring (use a quarter as a gauge), then tighten it in place. That will change all the adjustment, so you'll have to reset both the inner and outer limits, and cable tension.
Based on your post, I assume you've limited experience, so look up some tutorials on the net covering FD adjustment, (there are many, including some with video) and see if you can work through it, otherwise bring it in to the local shop for adjustments.
If the bike is fairly new, there may be other issues, so you might want to have someone give it a once over, since you've already hurt your wrist and don't want a repeat.
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Last edited by FBinNY; 11-14-10 at 05:41 PM.