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Alignment of Nuovo Record front derailleur to chainwheel

Old 06-22-12, 07:15 PM
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Alignment of Nuovo Record front derailleur to chainwheel

Ive searched the web for info on alignment of Nuovo Record front derailleur, but all I can find is instructions for modern front derailleurs.

They all show images of front derailleurs with both sides of the cage perpendicular, and aligned with the chain-wheel.

Both sides of a Nuovo Record front derailleur cage are not perpendicular. Do I align the outer cage plate with the chain-wheel, align the inner cage plate the chain-wheel, or do I split the difference?

EDIT: I meant parallel not perpendicular. The Nuovo Record front derailleur cage plates are not parallel. thanks...

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Alignment of Nuovo Record front derailleur to chainwheel

Outer plate with the chain wheel. This works for vintage Hurets, too.
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Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
Outer plate with the chain wheel. This works for vintage Hurets, too.
Thanks, not I can get back to work, I was stuck on that one, and I don't like stopping working on the bike and sitting on the net trying to look up info that's hard to find.
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Originally Posted by Ed in Toronto View Post
I Do I align the outer cage plate with the chain-wheel, align the inner cage plate the chain-wheel, or do I split the difference?
Align the the outer plate right along the same plane as the big ring. About 1-2 mm above it...
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Alignment of Nuovo Record front derailleur to chainwheel

Ed, this is where old books in libraries, such as "Anybody's Bike Book" by Tom Cuthbertson, can come in handy. If you were to read that cover to cover ( it's actually entertaining, though dated), you'd know more than most of the people pointing on-line. Usually about $10 or less on the used market.
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i just center the clamp on its tube and keep the gap between large ring and plate to less than 2mm.
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I align the cage to the chain when its running on the smaller chainring and the center of the freewheel.
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First, I ensure that the chain spyder and/or rings(s) are straight, showing no signs of wobble. Then I align the the outside plate of the derailleur to the big ring. Seems to get the job done...

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If your FD cage plates are perpendicular to the chainwheel, try mounting the FD turned 90 so the cage is instead parallel, it will shift much better!
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Originally Posted by GrayJay View Post
If your FD cage plates are perpendicular to the chainwheel, try mounting the FD turned 90 so the cage is instead parallel, it will shift much better!


You better edit your post, quoting the OP, so that when he makes the correction to his, your post will make sense!
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Originally Posted by old's'cool View Post

If your FD cage plates are perpendicular to the chainwheel, try mounting the FD turned 90 so the cage is instead parallel, it will shift much better!


You better edit your post, quoting the OP, so that when he makes the correction to his, your post will make sense!
^^^ Took me a bit to figure that one out...
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Originally Posted by GrayJay View Post
If your FD cage plates are perpendicular to the chainwheel, try mounting the FD turned 90 so the cage is instead parallel, it will shift much better!
Heh, actually, if you read the post carefully, he was referring to the two cage plates being perpendicular, but it was a bit confusing.
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Old 06-25-12, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
Heh, actually, if you read the post carefully, he was referring to the two cage plates being perpendicular, but it was a bit confusing.
Well, I suppose they're perpendicular to something, but that's kind of like "it's evening somewhere, let's have a beer." I think he meant parallel. Either that or I'm totally lost, which is always possible.
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
Heh, actually, if you read the post carefully, he was referring to the two cage plates being perpendicular, but it was a bit confusing.
Yes, parallel, that's what I meant, sorry guys.

Now should I fix it?
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Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
Well, I suppose they're perpendicular to something, but that's kind of like "it's evening somewhere, let's have a beer." I think he meant parallel. Either that or I'm totally lost, which is always possible.
I was thinking I should get my camera out for this one, I should have went with my first instinct.
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Just follow #4.
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Yes, success, thanks all I have her shifting good now and I've already put on 10 miles this past weekend.
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