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Old 06-18-13, 07:42 AM   #1
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Front Derailleur Advice

I am a regular bike commuter in North Carolina. I use a 1995 Specialized Rockhopper (http://tinyurl.com/ld9v9dw). My front derailleur broke off. What triple front derailleur is available now which is compatible with that older bike? I believe it had a Shimano Alivio, bottom-pull/clamp-on 31.8 mm. It looks like a Shimano R453 Triple may work, I can't find information on the geometry of the 1995 Specialzed Rockhopper to see if it is compatible with the Shimano R453 Triple. Thank you. Greg
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Old 06-18-13, 07:53 AM   #2
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Did you post your question in the mechanic forum? Those guys know a lot.

My guess is that any FD that clamp on 31.8mm and is bottom pull should do the job but I'm no expert.
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Old 06-18-13, 08:13 AM   #3
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I have an old Deore LX from around that time that should be compatible, I just need to see what size it is this evening. If it happens to be the right size, it's yours for the cost of postage.
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