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road bike 2 x 9 front derailleur problem...getting stuck in middle
i have a bianchi campione road bike frame that ive built up.
9 speed ultegra cassette, 9 speed ultegra rear derailleur, 9 speed chain...
that is all working wonderfully.
up front is some older sugino double crankset with 50/39 chainrings. and a shimano 600 front derailleur. using a ultegra barcon shifter on the downtube for the front.
my problem is this:
when shifting from high to low chainring, the chain gets a little stuck in the middle.
I have already done some research on this, and i have eliviated the problem some when i realized i had the small ring on backwards. However, fixing that, it goes from falling into the middle of the two chainrings to sort of skating on top of the small ring, but not exactly falling into place like it should.
is my problem that the crankset/chainrings are meant for an 8 speed chain and im using a 9 speed chain? should i get an 8 speed chain to fix this? or would using an 8 speed chain on 9 speed cassette/derailleur be problematic?
thanks for your help!