Front derailleur spring tension

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Front derailleur spring tension

Postby kfjatek » 04 Sep 2014 22:27

Changing the group set on my roadie tonight and all is going well, apart from one thing: the gear shifting on the front derailleur requires the strength of Incredible Hulk!

I don't think the spring tension on the front derailleur can be adjusted, any tips or tricks to make it a bit smoother?

Bet I'm making some rookie mistake here...

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Re: Front derailleur spring tension

Postby Kevy427 » 04 Sep 2014 22:39

kfjatek wrote:Bet I'm making some rookie mistake here...

Yes. Why bother with all the hassle and stress of trying to set gears up when you could've just bought a new bike?
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Re: Front derailleur spring tension

Postby JoddyBear » 04 Sep 2014 23:03

Is the issue at the shifter or the derailleur?
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Re: Front derailleur spring tension

Postby kfjatek » 05 Sep 2014 00:09

I *think* it's the tension on the derailleur spring, but will check once again tomorrow by loosening the cable. Will report back.

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Re: Front derailleur spring tension

Postby Worrying Will » 05 Sep 2014 06:36

Did you recalble it? And use new sleeves. The sleeves may not be lubed. Could be wrong though
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Re: Front derailleur spring tension

Postby kfjatek » 05 Sep 2014 07:18

New cables & new sleeves.

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Re: Front derailleur spring tension

Postby andyb99 » 05 Sep 2014 10:29

its nothing to do with the spring...its the cable.

so....its an easy fix...if the cable feels too loose after you've dropped the gears back its simply not going back...and my guess would be a barb on one end of the cable sleeve....so it fools you into thinking the cable is too loose...so you tighten it...then its just too tight.

tho a new bike sounds good right?

or Di2??
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Re: Front derailleur spring tension

Postby kfjatek » 05 Sep 2014 14:38

That may well be the case Andy - I'll pull the cable out and have a closer look at the outers again.

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Re: Front derailleur spring tension

Postby Jack Hughes » 05 Sep 2014 16:24

Tightness? It's your glutes.
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Re: Front derailleur spring tension

Postby S11 » 10 Sep 2014 16:11

what are cables.....is this a mystical timewarp to yester year...

I agree its your glutes
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