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Old 01-14-22, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by tiger1964 View Post
I was sure that any added front derailleur was going to need to be modified to clear the pump peg; seeing the follow-up photos, clearly not.
'.... Actually, you are correct.

The suicide shifter needed to be modified to work around that lower pump peg. The sliding shaft and cam needed to be modified and turned upside down and the end nut changed. Still the positioning is less than ideal.
This is also why the Benelux suicide shift probably would not have worked with it's upper arm pivot and difficulty in modification

You are amazing perceptive to have caught this detail (one that I had actually not recalled untill you mentioned it)
Great catch !!

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