Bicycle TutorBicycle Tutor

Show off your bike!

Related video tutorials:
How to Adjust Your Front Derailleur How to Adjust Your Front Derailleur
* Now with 3D interactive instructions
Shimano derailer mix-match?
#1
On my current setup I have an old, now no longer available shimano Tourney TY32 front derailer. Can i upgrade to a shimano deore or what would be compatible for my 2001 norco wolverine?

Thanks,
Reply
#2
The Shimano shifters and dérailleurs are (almost) all compatible as long as the shifter has the same number of speeds as you have on the cassette in the rear it should be ok.
Reply
#3
(07-12-2011, 04:32 AM)Wolfie Wrote:  On my current setup I have an old, now no longer available shimano Tourney TY32 front derailer. Can i upgrade to a shimano deore or what would be compatible for my 2001 norco wolverine?

Thanks,

Why do you want to upgrade the front derailleur? If it is in good shape, you will notice little if any difference.

Front derailleurs are little funny; Shimano's come in mountain (all for triple chainrings), road triples and road doubles. Unless there is a very good reason for a road front, stick with the mountain front derailleurs. Road models tend to be lighter, have less travel range, are more fragile, and more expensive.

The TY series was superceded by the Tourney group.
Nigel
Reply
#4
Oops. Should read the post more thoroughly. I was talking rear dérailleurs on a question involving front dérailleurs, stoopid me.

Road FDs can accommodate larger chain rings (>50 teeth). The triple road FDs can go down to 30 teeth. MTB FDs cover a range between about 22 and 40something. I think that the improvements in the front dérailleurs together with the shape of the chain rings have been greater than in the rear. To really improve shifting you might want to get a new crank set as well.
Oh, and setup is really critical in the front.
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Help installing rear derailer Bikin4Life 2 2,886 06-10-2014, 05:47 AM
Last Post: 1FJEF
  Shimano 105 derailer fit new 7 speed cassette? crashq 7 10,219 08-15-2012, 03:40 PM
Last Post: Joe_W
  Front Derailer Rubbing Slipery99 1 4,635 06-20-2012, 07:11 PM
Last Post: DaveM
  Trek 800 rear shifter/derailer help titaniumriders 1 8,242 12-26-2010, 11:33 AM
Last Post: cyclerUK
  Derailer problem jayj 5 7,641 07-25-2010, 04:23 AM
Last Post: mike46
  Help rear derailer nightmare Djduckie 5 6,563 07-05-2010, 08:10 AM
Last Post: trevgbb
  Rear Derailer Frustration jack1 4 6,975 06-13-2010, 12:58 PM
Last Post: xerxes
  Derailer has snapped off from frame iandoherty 2 5,629 05-26-2010, 07:12 PM
Last Post: buzz
  Shimano Ultegra front derailer GArider 3 11,462 05-06-2010, 12:50 AM
Last Post: Bill
  Derailer zaalrottunda 1 3,607 11-29-2009, 08:22 PM
Last Post: Alex Ramon

Forum Jump:



ISSN 1918-3445 © Copyright 2007-2010 Bicycle Tutor / Privacy Policy / Created by Alex Ramon

feed