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Old 05-15-14, 09:17 AM
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Confused about FD


I've got an e-type front derailleur. I don't know if it's a top or bottom pull. The cable comes from the top pointing down. When I want to shift to bigger chainring the derailleur pulls the cable up. What sort do I have?

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It's where the cable pulls from, so you have a Top Pull.
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Derailleur pull direction is like wind direction, and defined by where the cable comes from. A north wind comes from the north, and a top pull comes from the top.
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