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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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    my sram x-gen of the same design works perfectly fine for me....and it's a lower model...
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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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    that sucks

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    Just get some shims and set it up properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard

    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
    Last edited by Quick_Torch C5; 05-29-07 at 10:29 PM.
    Why is going slower harder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    I did. It works perfectly now.

    Thanks everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by euroford
    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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