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Old 05-29-07, 04:16 PM   #1
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I hate this SRAM x9 FD

It just doesn't work well, of course it's the wrong clamp size as I took it off another bike. I put in metal shims so it'd clamp down, I've had no end of trouble adjusting the damn thing. I can't get smooth shifting no matter what I do. My friend who I've never seen not be able to adjust a front derailler, can't even get it working nicely.



I think I'll go get an LX or XT FD and forget this.
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Old 05-29-07, 05:05 PM   #2
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my sram x-gen of the same design works perfectly fine for me....and it's a lower model...
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Old 05-29-07, 05:28 PM   #3
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Paint it pink, that'll fix it.
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Send it to me. I know I won't have any trouble making it work perfectly.
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Old 05-29-07, 08:23 PM   #5
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that sucks
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Just get some shims and set it up properly.
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Old 05-29-07, 08:45 PM   #7
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I think I'll go get an LX or XT FD and forget this.
Yep, that'd be the thing to do. Don't forget to put your negative review about the X.9 on Hollywood blvd...lol
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front ders are the work of the devil. get a chainguide, go 1x9 and see the light.
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I had an X gen on my C'dale, and now an X7 on my Santa Cruz(only because it's one of the few top SRAM's that are low clamp) and have/had no problems with either, with the proper shims.
Maybe it's not adjusted right or you need the correct shims..or both

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Old 05-31-07, 12:40 PM   #10
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Just get some shims and set it up properly.
I did. It works perfectly now.

Thanks everyone.
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I've got some x.7's and they work pretty well. Only problem I've had is that I had to replace the entire RD shifter when the upshift plastic thing broke from a fall. That was pretty annoying. One tiny plastic thing and I had to replace the shifter.
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I did. It works perfectly now.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 06-01-07, 04:43 PM   #13
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front ders are the work of the devil. get a chainguide, go 1x9 and see the light.
Definitely. And the FD is where the most crap gets collected after rides.
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