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    New Bike

    Hey guys. I just got a Motobecane 500HT. I know that they can be expensive but I got this one at about half price even shipping it 1200 miles via UPS. I have since put it together and ridden a few miles. I have noticed that my disc breaks are rubbing on the brake... on the side I cannot adjust. What can I do? Should I have it professionally tuned soon?

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    align the caliper.

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    Ok... next Q. I have a POS Acera front derailleur. Is an LX top swing derailleur worth $38?

    Word.
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    No, keep the FD you have until it fails. It is stupid to upgrade parts before they break.
    It is better to lose clean then win dirty. Don't ride dirty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feltup
    No, keep the FD you have until it fails. It is stupid to upgrade parts before they break.
    Agreed

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    tanks for making me feel stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    tanks for making me feel stupid.
    Why...you responded to question 1.

    We responded to question 2.

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    but i'm replacing stuff without it being broken...

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    If the shoe fits.
    It is better to lose clean then win dirty. Don't ride dirty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feltup
    No, keep the FD you have until it fails. It is stupid to upgrade parts before they break.
    Unless the current parts are inadequate for what you're doing. But in your case (especially with a FD where it doesn't matter all that much) leave it till it breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruiser2
    Unless the current parts are inadequate for what you're doing. But in your case (especially with a FD where it doesn't matter all that much) leave it till it breaks.
    It's no inadequate til it breaks.
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    It could still suck before it does. You wouldnt take a Trek 1200 road bike off a dirt jump, that should be "replaced" before it breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruiser2
    It could still suck before it does. You wouldnt take a Trek 1200 road bike off a dirt jump, that should be "replaced" before it breaks.

    Your statement shows how what I said about people who upgrade perfectly good parts....................
    It is better to lose clean then win dirty. Don't ride dirty

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    But if something is not broken, it does not mean that it is a perfectly good part all, nor even a good part. I just took my FD (acera) off because I hated it so much. It wasn't broken physically, but it was so clunky and slow that it was in effect broken... perhaps definitions of "broken" are varying here-
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    It wasn't set up correctly is my bet. A FD is the one part on a bike that you should have a hard time telling the difference between a high end part and a low end.
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