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Old 11-15-08, 03:11 PM
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Front derailleur help

I have a shimano alivio front derailleur that I am putting back on my bike but can't for the love of god figure out how the hell the cable gets attached to it. Pics, description, help anything please.
I need my bike done by tomorrow so I can ride.
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Technical drawings and instructions are available at techdocs.shimano.com, pull up the front derailleur section in the Alivio group and away you go (EV documents are the drawings/parts spec, the SI documents are the instruction sheets).
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You just run it down to the little clamp (silver/chrome) and tighten as needed. It is a little allen key (hex key) that tightens it down. When the derailleur is installed on the bike, the little clamp is facing the left side of the bike.
Was I any help?
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I was making much harder than it needed to be. I thought for some reason it wrapped around the derailleur like a fish hook. There are little tabs that hold the cable in place like half way and then stop so I couldn't figure it out.

Now I realize you just put it straight onto the bolt lol thanks guys.
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