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Large Capacity Front Derailer that can accommodate a 48t?

Old 05-17-14, 08:37 PM
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Large Capacity Front Derailer that can accommodate a 48t?

Does anyone know of any front derailers for a tripple that can accommodate a 22 / 36 / 48 combo?

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Old 05-17-14, 08:40 PM
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If you are talking STI shifters, I have used the Tiagra triple on several bikes.
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Alpina-D Front Derailleurs

I have two bikes running 22-32-48 with that FD.
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Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
If you are talking STI shifters, I have used the Tiagra triple on several bikes.
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I'll bet a lot of folks will agree with Rowan on this. It is probably the most versatile FD around. Look for a Tiagra 4503 for 9 speed setup. They are getting hard to find.

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I do not know about 48/36/22, but on my 52/42/24 I am using a vintage Suntour Le Tech. I think this derailleur is from the 1980s. Use friction shifter, I suspect indexing would not work with this combination.



You might want to also use a chain catcher to make dropped chains less likely to occur.
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I also have an old (probably 80's) FD run with a friction shifter
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I thought 48T for the large chain ring was kind of common? I have a 48T with a Sora FD-3503.
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Nowadays . the Road is 53t (50-40) the Mountain is 42t and 'Trekking' is label for the 48-38- 28 cranks ..

Im using Campag Leisure from old Victory and Triomphe groups .. flat Cage plates . still fine with friction shifting ,
as the trimming after the shift makes it all work fine with 50-40-24 combos ..

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Originally Posted by Nick The Beard View Post
Does anyone know of any front derailers for a tripple that can accommodate a 22 / 36 / 48 combo?
so thats a 26t difference.

I second and third the Tiagra recommendation. I switched out my 30t granny to a 26t on a 50/39/30, so there's now a 24t difference and I didnt even have to touch the fd and it just worked.
I figure 2 more teeth is a very very small amount of increased distance, so I suspect it would not be a problem.
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Thanks everyone. I'm using friction shifters so I'm guessing almost anything is compatible.
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