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Old 05-07-23, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I must be dumb. I have pretty bad chain rub on the front derailer on the madone 2.0 while on the big ring, cogs 678910.

I watched the park tool video and tried to adjust the limit screw and it only made the rubbing worse. Also my H L screws I think were the opposite of what his were in the video, but making adjustments to either didn’t make any noticeable change. Too much tension in the cable?
The front derailleur limits are adjusted with the cable disconnected. Only way to do it properly.

And, yes, the H and L can be different depending on the derailleur.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
The front derailleur limits are adjusted with the cable disconnected. Only way to do it properly.

And, yes, the H and L can be different depending on the derailleur.
That is not what Mr. Mustache said! Dang it.
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But, you know, if you had to choose between that and the full Norman Bates Stabby-Stabby in the Shower, you would probably go with the toe thing.

Unless you had Norman's kitchen knife...
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
That is not what Mr. Mustache said! Dang it.
apparently a grad of the esteemed t2p front derailleur adjustment class

where we teach students that each and every subsequent adjustment can be worse than the previous bad adjustment

pre-req to this class is front derailleur identification class - where we teach students to confuse top and bottom pull front derailleurs
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
That is not what Mr. Mustache said! Dang it.
but that guy does seems to be fairly good with handlebar tape installation
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The pace on my ride with Mrs. rjones28 was about 10mph today. Well below the posted limit of 25mph.



I also follow at a safe distance - especially when following a super car with steamroller rubber
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Originally Posted by t2p


I also follow at a safe distance - especially when following a super car with steamroller rubber
Supercar?

🤔
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Supercar?

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Compared to my mini van.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I must be dumb. I have pretty bad chain rub on the front derailer on the madone 2.0 while on the big ring, cogs 678910.

I watched the park tool video and tried to adjust the limit screw and it only made the rubbing worse. Also my H L screws I think were the opposite of what his were in the video, but making adjustments to either didn’t make any noticeable change. Too much tension in the cable?
If you look closely at the stop screws you can see which is which. If you still aren't sure put it in the big ring and pull the cable with your finger while turning one of the screws, you can feel the cable tighten or loosen if you turn the right screw.

When you do try to adjust, make very small adjustments and remember the derailleur rub will change as you go up and down the cassette.
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Old 05-07-23, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Supercar?

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ahhh ... thought that declaration might raise a few eyebrows - especially a mojo eyebrow !

mid engine 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and 190+ mph top speed (Z06) - ? - yes I’m going to label it a super car
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Originally Posted by t2p
ahhh ... thought that declaration might raise a few eyebrows - especially a mojo eyebrow !

mid engine 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and 190+ mph top speed (Z06) - ? - yes I’m going to label it a super car
Yeah, does that stuff while slowly falling apart at every turn.

To me a super car is one that is out of reach of us mere mortals. The Vette is expensive, but most of us could pay for one. Not so LaFerrari, Valkyrie, GT3 RS, etc.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Yeah, does that stuff while slowly falling apart at every turn.

To me a super car is one that is out of reach of us mere mortals. The Vette is expensive, but most of us could pay for one. Not so LaFerrari, Valkyrie, GT3 RS, etc.
I retired before the C8 came out and I never drove one or worked on one. The prior models weren't bad on reliability, imho.
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Originally Posted by big john
I retired before the C8 came out and I never drove one or worked on one. The prior models weren't bad on reliability, imho.
I want to like the C8, but the fit, finish, materials, and QC just aren’t at a $100k plus level.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I want to like the C8, but the fit, finish, materials, and QC just aren’t at a $100k plus level.
If I accept a deal to go back to work I could look into it for you. It's not likely, though. As soon as I walk into that place my stress level goes up.
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Slackers!

Looks like a good grilling day in these parts.
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We've had heavy thunderstorms the last two nights. Sleeping has been intermittent at best. I gave up trying at 4 AM.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
That is not what Mr. Mustache said! Dang it.
First off, you have to get the alignment and height right and that's hard to do with the cable attached. Also, the cable can become too slack on the bottom end. Also, due to stiction in the derailleur, you have to move it back and forth after each adjustment or you may never notice it move or move as much as you expect.

Lastly, if it's a mechanical SRAM FD, you're screwed.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
First off, you have to get the alignment and height right and that's hard to do with the cable attached. Also, the cable can become too slack on the bottom end. Also, due to stiction in the derailleur, you have to move it back and forth after each adjustment or you may never notice it move or move as much as you expect.

Lastly, if it's a mechanical SRAM FD, you're screwed.

Not Sram, Height and alignment is good. Just rubs.


Didnt ride it today because of the rain. When you say move it after each adjustment, do you mean by pressing the shifter or physically moving it. Before adjustment, If I applied pressure on the shifter it would stop rubbing. Now, after my “tinkering”. It barely moves when I press on the shifter.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
We've had heavy thunderstorms the last two nights. Sleeping has been intermittent at best. I gave up trying at 4 AM.

You should have called. I was awake at 3 am.


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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I want to like the C8, but the fit, finish, materials, and QC just aren’t at a $100k plus level.


I like the way it looks, but I can barely get into it, and getting out was comical.


One day I will have a miata.


#Supercar
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Originally Posted by big john
If I accept a deal to go back to work I could look into it for you. It's not likely, though. As soon as I walk into that place my stress level goes up.
Appreciate that offer, but the C8 is not on my want list. I don't have any jorts or white NBs. 😜
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Appreciate that offer, but the C8 is not on my want list. I don't have any jorts or white NBs. 😜
lol. I know you're not interested, just saying I could offer a more informed opinion if I lived with the things all week.

And I'm not really considering going back to work but I am going there on Wednesday to have lunch with some of the guys. I'll listen to what they offer if they do offer something. It wouldn't be as simple as just bringing my tools in. All of my certificates are expired and my training is way out of date. That stuff needs to be in place to put my name on warranty work.

It would sure be nice to have a little money, though.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Not Sram, Height and alignment is good. Just rubs.


Didnt ride it today because of the rain. When you say move it after each adjustment, do you mean by pressing the shifter or physically moving it. Before adjustment, If I applied pressure on the shifter it would stop rubbing. Now, after my “tinkering”. It barely moves when I press on the shifter.
Sounds like you tightened the high limit. If you get the high limit out of the way and it still rubs, the cable might be too loose. It's a fine line between getting it to work perfectly and over shifting to where the chain falls off.
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