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  1. #1
    bentrim
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    Question: Adjusting front derailleur for bashring...

    Before I get my handy-dandy screwdriver out and screw everything up (no pun intended), I have a question.

    I have a bashring on my crank so I only have a middle and small ring. I want to prevent the front derailleur (Shimano Deore) from shifting up onto the bashring. Can I totally eliminate the highest front gear (i.e. the large chainring where the bashring is) by adjusting the limiter screw on the front derailleur alone, or do I have to take anything else into consideration?

    It's a relatively new ride which I haven't ridden much and it surprised me recently when I accidentally shifted up -- rather than down -- and the chain tried to gear up on the bashring. I figured my LBS would have eliminated that position when they set the bike up.
    Last edited by bentrim; 11-19-03 at 02:04 AM.

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    just wind in the upper limit screw. Make sure it doesn't lock the deraileur completely, you may have to allow a little 'overshift' to get it to move freely.
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    You should also move the derailleur down on the seat tube. You only need a couple of mm clearance between the outside plate of the derailleur cage and the bash ring.

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    bentrim
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    Thanks a lot for the advice, guys. I'll give that a try.

    I'll remember to adjust the vertical height of the derailleur too.

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