E-Type F-der vs. clamp-on?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Matt J, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. Matt J

    Matt J Guest

    I've got a Specialized MTB with this funky front derailer, mounted to the BB. I guess it's called an
    "E-type." Either way, it's never worked well (it is only alivio or acera). The cable clamp bolt is a
    bother to get at, and it's acting up again. If I've got the cable coming up (pulling down) from the
    BB, can I buy a clamp-on derailleur, bottom pull? Would I want it to be top- or bottom-swing?
    Thanks! Matt
     
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  2. Tbgibb

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    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] (Matt J) writes:

    >I've got a Specialized MTB with this funky front derailer, mounted to the BB. I guess it's called
    >an "E-type." Either way, it's never worked well (it is only alivio or acera). The cable clamp bolt
    >is a bother to get at, and it's acting up again. If I've got the cable coming up (pulling down)
    >from the BB, can I buy a clamp-on derailleur, bottom pull? Would I want it to be top- or
    >bottom-swing? Thanks!

    In what way does it not work well? These things, even the lower priced ones, often work very well
    indeed if they are set up and adjusted correctly. The point is that even Durace/XTR/Record won't
    work well if poorly adjusted.

    Tom Gibb <[email protected]
     
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