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Front Der cracking, replacement help!!!

Old 02-23-08, 10:22 PM
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Front Der cracking, replacement help!!!

I'm going to be doing my first build this week and I was spraying frame saver into my frame when I noticed that the front derailleur was developing a crank near one of the pivot points.

The der is a suntour superbe which were notorious for this happening, based on what I've read. The frame is going to feature a campy drivetrain so I was hoping to get something campy. Problem is that I need a 28.6 clamp and I can't find a FD with that clamp diameter anywhere!

I'm going to be running the FD with a 50/34 campy centaur crank.

My RD is a veloce so I'm fine with a veloce FD. Used is fine too if it functions. Anyone know of anything I can get?

Thoughts appreciated!

(If you have something, then PM me, don't post it on here. I'm open to your pming me if you have something though.)
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Go with a braze on mount FD and get a mounting clamp that is the correct size.
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001
Go with a braze on mount FD and get a mounting clamp that is the correct size.
I thought I could do that, but are there any associated problems?

Any differences between quality of mounting clamps?

I'll probably get the stuff from pbk once the bloody thing finally dies.
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Use this and get a braze-on front derailleur.

I just bought one of these. Works like a charm.

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^ +1.... I use an adapter clamp on 2 different bikes. They work great with no issues.
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+1 for the clamp, works wonders.
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Clamps work fine. I have at least one in the arsenal right now.
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Awesome. Glad to know that I'm not a goner once this thing finally frees itself from the mortal realm...
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If you want to get fancy with it, Parlee makes a carbon adapter clamp... bikeman.com has a bunch too.

https://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=de...=30&SKU=DP9997
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This the FD you're trying to sell?
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Originally Posted by aloysius
This the FD you're trying to sell?
Not selling anymore due to crack, unless buyer wants it for some reason. I should take it off my sig...

Thanks for the reminder!
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