My first post since joining today. I found the forum through an INTERNET search, in hopes of getting information on how to "tweak" the Shimano 105 front dérailleur on my road bike. It is an 05 Specialized Roubaix Elite which I purchased to do training for my first love, Mt. Bike cross country racing.
I always viewed road bikes (and devotees) as "something less" than Mt. bikers until I got my new ride. I admit to being hooked on the pure speed of my road bike now, though I still believe the various disciplines of Mt. biking require a broader skill set. On the road bike, I can basically "fall asleep" in the aerobic rhythm of my HR monitor. Not so on the Mt. bike. My whole body is engaged in the elusive goal of "oneness" with my bike as I become the suspension, brains and brawn of the machine. BTW, my racing "steed" is a Gary Fisher Sugar Race, all XTR components, Manitou rear shock, Fox fork. I'm a tall guy and ride a large frame. Shifting on this (and my previous Sugar 1) is sh_t. Road bikes rule when it comes to shifting mechanisms. Whoever is the first to come out with a dependable shifting mountain bike will clean up!!!!!
To my original inquiry, is there somewhere I can get instructions (other than the cryptic crap from Shimano) on how to adjust my front dérailleur? When in the biggest chain ring, and smallest rear sprocket the chain is rubbing against the outside of the front dérailleur. Very aggravating when applying a big surge of power......