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    Front mech & XT hollowtech II help needed ?

    So I installed another 06 hollowtech II onto my hardtail as I am really impressed with the other one I have. I have the wider BB shell on this frame (73mm I recall). I am not certain from the instructions if I needed the 1 spacer on the right (chainring side) for that BB, I put the spacer on and it seemed to fit OK.

    The problem however, is the front Mech does not move as far over the big ring as it normally does - it doesn't move enough to allow the chain to be on the big ring. It is definitely not cable tension (in case anyone suggests) I have pulled the FD with no cable to see how far it goes and I have taken the L screw completely out to also check this.

    The only thing I can think of is that I do not need the spacer on the BB ?? can anyone advise me on this ?
    If I removed the width of the spacer it would in fact allow the FD to move out about the normal distance over the big ring.

    I would just take the spacer out, but if it is supposed to be there I do not want to damage the BB and I am not sure if this could happen if the BB is not correctly spaced ???

    Any ideas ?

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    please NO ONE answer this question - I realised what it was & too ashamed to admit..

    Referring Flak's post - guess that's why someone like me should not be giving out advice - sure I am on
    2nd build and service my own bikes - but I do not hv enough experience yet....

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    by L screw do you mean low ? or limiter ? because its the H limit screw you have to adjust.

    as for the spacer, you cannot remove it, since the plastic sheeth between the cups will get crushed, and you cant really move it onto the non drive side cup because their wont be enough threads inside the frame.

    what frame and what mech are you using ?

    P.S. this should have been posted in bike mechanics instead of mountain bikes, youd get a lot more attention in there...

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    thanks - I worked it out (had a stupid moment) - it's OK now & the spacer is still in place...

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