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Originally Posted by jimc101
How is this moving? you need to bolt the FD into the Bottom Bracket Mount, if you are using a frame designed for an E-Type, then this is a mount above the BB shell, if this isn't present, you are using the wrong type of FD for the frame (your photos don't show this)
I'm fairly sure the E-type Acera front mech I removed from a friend's bike (singlespeed conversion) wasn't held on by anything other than the bottom bracket. I'm also fairly sure the similar-looking one that's on one of my bikes has some sort of clip that goes about halfway around the seat tube, rather than any sort of bolt.
Edit. I'm not sure the derailleur in your link and the one in the OP's picture are the same design. What the OP has is definitely one of the ones that's held on by the bottom bracket, the one in your link seems to just bolt to the frame. And he may not have the wrong bottom bracket, they're meant to stick out about that far because they clamp the front derailleur on. When I removed the one I took off, I had to put a spacer between the BB cup and the frame, where the derailleur plate had been, because the chainline was out of whack without
Last edited by Airburst; 06-16-12 at 01:57 AM.