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Rusty FD

Old 05-04-19, 10:43 AM
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Rusty FD

The front derailuer on my Masi has a bad reputation for getting froze/rusty/corroded. Last ride, there was light rain. I dried it & cleaned it. Locked up bad. Used lots of w d 40 wannabe on it- backforthbackforth... Lube. More w d 40. . . . workitworkit . . . It works better, but not good enough so the spring will pull it into small chainring. What else can I do?
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Buy another FD. ?
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use better stuff
Kroil, PB Blaster, etc
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Front derailleurs are cheap-ish and easy to install. Get a new one and keep on top of the lube better next time.
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Check the cable and shifter they may be gunked up as well.
Work the FD with cable detached and it should free up.
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