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Old 02-01-10, 07:59 AM   #1
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DA Triple FD w/ Record Brifters?

Any reason this wouldn't work? Have an old Record triple derailleur but the clamp is poorly made and is damaging the clamping area, thinking maybe better to get a braze on style triple derailleur and mount with Parlee carbon clamp, DA 7803 appears to be easy to find.
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Shouldn't matter so long as the FD has the capacity (roughly) to work with your chain rings.
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Thinking about this some more, I guess both designed for use with 1.2mm cables, question is cable pull, wonder how different that could be for the different front derailleurs?
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I wouldn't swear it on a stack of Bibles, but to the best of my knowledge there really aren't any geometry differences in front derailleur movement. All of the funky stuff that make them different in terms of movement happen in the brifter, i.e., different index points & swing ratios in the shift cams. Mechanical front derailleurs really don't know if they're being pulled on by a bar-end shifter, a down-tube shifter, or a brifter from Campy, Shimano or SRAM.
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I'm currently using Record brifters with an Ultegra FD and a triple Ultegra crankset. Works fine.
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I wouldn't swear it on a stack of Bibles, but to the best of my knowledge there really aren't any geometry differences in front derailleur movement.
Campy QS FD has a shorter arm [or is it longer?] either way they have a slightly different ratio.
But, does that mean you could not use any shifter/brifter to make it work? I do not know, but agree with the fact they are very simple mechanical devices that need some type of cable pulling and it not very concerned how they are pulled.
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