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Old 04-11-10, 08:06 PM
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Front Derailleur Adjustment?

Okay so after searching this forum I found some tips on some adjustments to make to the derailleurs however I did not find my answer...

All my shifts are fast and work properly for the gears 1-7...however, for the cogs associated with my front derailleur (so the ones that control the 1-3 shifting on my left grip) dont seem to shift properly, that is, I cannot get into my 3rd gear set. What do I have to adjust to fix this?

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https://sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html - I found his articles on derailleurs and adjustments to be hugely helpful.



Also here is a video for visual effect for those things that are hard to understand without seeing them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngm6dr-1na0
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The front gears are called chainrings or chainwheels.
You either have too much cable tension to shift to the small ring or you need to adjust the inner limit screw.
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Also read these 2 articles (and the related ones) from Park Tool. You may want to understand both systems before jumping to a screw because someone told you so. They may be right, but if something goes wrong or the adjustment is more complicated, you know what to do then.

rear: https://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=75
front: https://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=64
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Thanks all. Yeah when I searched this topic I came across the above links to parktool and the derailleur adjustments. Just didnt get through all the links I guess.

Thanks for the help!
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