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Old 08-21-11, 11:35 AM   #1
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Trying to find clearance for rear fender. Front der in the way.

So my girlfriend got a neat little Bianchi Iseo. It has a triple front derailleur, Shimano FD-C051. The derailleur has a mechanism on the rear of the derailleur that limits the clearance between the frame and the rear tire.

I got the fender on but it's reeeeeeall close. I assume the mechanism thingee is there to lessen the amount of pressure it takes to change rings or something, I don't know. All my bikes have regular 105 or ultegra stuff.

Can I change out and upgrade that derailleur with a standard tiagra or 105 derailleur so that I can get more clearance for the fender?

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can not see a thing from here ... Pictures?
cut away the offending part of the fender , perhaps?
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i've had the same issue before. i used planet bike cascadia road fenders and zip tied them to the frame just just above the derailleur. worked perfect. much cheaper fix than a new derailleur.
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