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Vintage Acera Front Derailleur Cable Routing

Old 08-03-19, 03:50 PM
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Vintage Acera Front Derailleur Cable Routing

I have an older style, top pull, Acera front derailleur. Does the cable go under what appears to be a cable guide to the right of the cable anchor, or just directly to the anchor?

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Old 08-03-19, 06:30 PM
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But you should be able to read the model# and post that-
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If the cable guide to which you refer looks like a sector of a pulley with a groove along its perimeter, the cable should follow along the groove to the clamp bolt. If the guide is a small metal tab the cable should go over it and then to the bolt.
Is there a part number stamped or cast into the derailleur somewhere?
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Apparently this derailleur is made for both top & bottom pull. I've found that the pulley is only used for bottom pull applications so my setup is correct.

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