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beeb

Dr. Beebenson, PhD HA, ST, Offset (hons)
Yep, probably limited to clamp-on derailleurs (yuck) and hoping the tube shape suits.

@Cardy George - ze Germans sometimes have the individual rings in stock. Not exactly common though. Sounds like Shimano is going to be pruning the production of 'historic' models over the coming year or so to focus on the newer products. Interesting/scary to see what gets the chop...
 

Cardy George

Piercing rural members since 1981
Yep, probably limited to clamp-on derailleurs (yuck) and hoping the tube shape suits.

@Cardy George - ze Germans sometimes have the individual rings in stock. Not exactly common though. Sounds like Shimano is going to be pruning the production of 'historic' models over the coming year or so to focus on the newer products. Interesting/scary to see what gets the chop...
There's a possibility of permanently putting mechanical shifting on it for 24hr duties. It may well bring that in to reality.
 

Flow-Rider

Wheel size expert
I know - I've tried to bring her round...

What about actually physically mounting the derailleur? Would that even be possible on a frame designed without a front mech in mind?
I don't like your chances, new modern low BBs with triples are just bad to start with, then I don't think you'll have a fun time adjusting the FD as the seat tube angles are fairly different on modern bikes, the best option would be to stick with 2X but as said above it's all getting rare to find. Up until a few years I used to see the direct mount bracket adaptors for sale, whether you can fit one to a late model frame seat tube in the right position is another story.
 

DMan

alid sinistra oliva
so Ive noticed creaking coming from my BB area when i put power down. Ive diagnosed this as the most likley area as it only makes the noise when im pedaling and increases in intensity the harder i push. Not the seat as it occurs when pedal standing up, its actually worse then.

I've taken everything apart down there, cleaned, re greased etc. Ive inspected the frame, chainring, bearings, cranks, the pedals have been removed, threads checked, reinstalled etc and all seems to be in order. Any thing else it could be down there at i may have not known to check? Whats the next incremental change i can do if i cant diagnose? eg replace press fit BB bearings?
Derailleur hanger?
 

Tubbsy

Administrator
Staff member
I know - I've tried to bring her round...

What about actually physically mounting the derailleur? Would that even be possible on a frame designed without a front mech in mind?
I have a vague memory reading recently that the Canyon Lux can still run a front derailleur.

They have a tiny little chain guide and I think they sell a mount that goes in its place.

Could be misremembering tho
 

SlowManiac

Likes Bikes and Dirt
I have a vague memory reading recently that the Canyon Lux can still run a front derailleur.

They have a tiny little chain guide and I think they sell a mount that goes in its place.

Could be misremembering tho
Actually Canyon was on her radar, I'll check it out. Did see that little chain guide thingy
 

moorey

For a good time call 0444653221
Why are so many of our fine mtb community riding road bikes?

I even hear, from a very reliable source, that some are riding said road bikes, virtually, on a trainer!!!

Roadie wankers, the lot of them. Banish them to purgatory.
I’ll give a pass to our brethren stuck in lockdown who can’t access dirt.
The other? Kill em all and let a Norse god sort them out.
 
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