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Old 09-21-14, 01:24 PM
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help with front mech

hi all. i have recently bought a kona cinder cone and it is in need of some adjustment (i hope). basically i cant adjust the front mech to not rub. when in first gears the mech looks like it is standing off the frame too far and so therefore i can never stop the rubbing. any suggestions?
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Old 09-21-14, 08:37 PM
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Old 09-22-14, 12:06 PM
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Old 09-22-14, 03:37 PM
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Nice bike and worth getting to know.
Google "Mountain bike parts" to understand the different parts of your bike

The part pictured is your front derailer, hopefully an adjustment of the high / low screws and/or possibly the cable will solve your issue.
To do it yourself watch a few utubes on how to adjust a front derailer (be aware derailer adjustments can be tricky at first, and take patience)
Or take it to your local lbs(local bike shop), where I live, it would be a $8-$10 adjustment and would take less than 5 minutes if the mechanic can fit you in
Good luck!
Again, that is a Nice bike! take care of it! and congrats
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Thanks mate. Unfortunately the dr won't nice far enough and so the chain will always run on the inside plate. In now wondering if I could shim the chain rings so that the chain will clear the plate. This is not because of adjustment. I think it has been taken apart and stuff hasn't been put back in.
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Old 09-22-14, 04:16 PM
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Join Kona forums and post your pics
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Your photos aren't very revealing.

Have you tried turning the barrel adjuster on the shifter to adjust the cable tension?

Turning the barrel adjuster in and out will change the position of the derailleur.

Be aware that not all gears are meant to be used and you will get rubbing in certain gear combos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDPc1WqT2PE
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I have tried using the adjuster yes. And then mech doesn't even move far enough to shift down to first smallest chain ring. Can I shim the chain rings out to take up the misalignment? So the rings will come further out from the bb
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