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Old 10-22-13, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by sbslider View Post
thanks for the inputs all, I think for the short term I am going with J.B. Weld and see how that goes. Costs $0.00 since I already have it, but it does add a fraction of a gram . . .
Don't bother. There's no way you are going to JB Weld your front derailler back together. There simply isn't enough contact area to make a sufficiently strong bond.

Buy a Sora 9 speed front derailler and be done with it. If you want to move to a triple and have a crankset that has the mounting points for an inner ring, you'll also likely need a new bottom bracket to correct the chainline (assuming a square taper crank) as well as the triple version of the Sora derailler. You won't notice the "downgrade" and neither would you notice the "upgrade" to 105, other than the frustration of dealing with a 9 speed chain in a 10 speed front derailler (quite likely to rub).
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