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Rubbing Front Derailleur
I have a 24 speed bike that I ride in the middle ring almost all of the time. When I get to the second highest (second smallest) gear in my rear cluster the rear derailleur hits the chain slightly and when I go to the highest (smallest) gear it rubs a lot. Is this something to be concerned about and if so how do I fix this. The bike seems to shift gears just fine.
Jul 23, 2013 11:12 AM
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RE: Rubbing Front Derailleur
sounds like the FD needs to be adjusted some. Is this a new bike or one you had

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Jul 23, 2013 03:19 PM
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RE: Rubbing Front Derailleur
most FD need a little tweaking on the shifter as you go from the largest cog at the rear to the smallest.

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Jul 23, 2013 08:28 PM
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RE: Rubbing Front Derailleur
I got it last Christmas. Have approx. 1200 miles on it now.
Do you know a good site for FD adjustment instructions?
Jul 24, 2013 07:20 AM
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RE: Rubbing Front Derailleur
how about some pics of what you have and the shifters, front derailleur and so on. Model#'s of each may also be helpful.


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Jul 24, 2013 08:15 AM
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I have Shimano 2300 shifters and derailleurs.
Jul 24, 2013 10:13 AM
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The 2303 FD is pretty narrow, and needs to be trimmed as you go across the cogs at the back. The shifter has trimming.

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Jul 24, 2013 11:55 AM
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Jul 24, 2013 12:42 PM
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Thanks Painkiller, they tasted great.
Illinois, not a Cubs fan I hope?
Jul 24, 2013 05:41 PM
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(Jul 24, 2013 05:41 PM)Texcards Wrote:  Thanks Painkiller, they tasted great.
Illinois, not a Cubs fan I hope?
salt and pepper I hope ! something the used to do in spy movies i guess. No, not a cub fan. Not much into hockey Smile
Study the docs, google some FD setup video's and you will get it dialed. good luck


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