adding front derailleur ???

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  1. ojnab

    ojnab New Member

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    Hi My bike is an 8 speed, 1st is too high (cherry bomb,dual suspension)
    I want to put on a front derailleur for XC(?) riding
    Is this practical. What do I need to consider : the front chainguide will have to come off of course

    LX front derailleur & sifters are cheapish. What else will I need (gear rings of course)
     
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  2. ojnab

    ojnab New Member

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    Will I need Top or bottom pull ??
     
  3. triguy98

    triguy98 New Member

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    Messing with the derailluer set up on a bit can be tricky. Does the bike even have cable guides for a front derailluer? I wouldnt imagine it would if it didnt come with a FD. You would need the new FD, shifters, crank, and likely a BB, too.

    Prolly be easier to just put a larger cassette on there.
     
  4. ojnab

    ojnab New Member

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    The bike has cable guides for front derailleur & the cranks are compatable with
    front derailleur.
     
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