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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Originally Posted by Anonymoose
This FD is different than my other bikes in that when the cable is slack the derailleur shifts to the big ring (and yes the cable is totally slack when shifting to the big ring).
If I'm reading you correctly, you're FD is reverse sprung, meaning the cable pulls it down to the inner ring, and the spring returns it to the outer. If that's correct, you have very few options. Nothing you do with the cable or housing will help since the cable doesn't control this shift. Focus on making sure the FD can move freely and crisply under the spring, then the alignment will be key.
I've found that often rotating the FD so the cage is slightly (not more than slightly) tail out can help the shift to the outside, though it makes trimming more difficult.
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