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Front Derailleur Help

gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
edited February 2009 in The workshop
I have refitted my front Derailleur after not having one for about 3 months and cant for the life of me remember how the hell the cable goes in, It seems that it can go in a few ways but despite fettling for the best part of the afternoon I cant make it shift to all 3 chain rings, the bike is a yukon 08, the Derailleur is a Shimano C50, Please help me before I cry like a baby

Thanks in advace.
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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,498
    It goes in via the simplest route possible on a Yukon. Just loosen the clamp bolt, put the cable in behind it and tighten it again.
  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    whyamihere wrote:
    It goes in via the simplest route possible on a Yukon. Just loosen the clamp bolt, put the cable in behind it and tighten it again.

    Hummm well im going straight down but nothing I can do will make it shift all 3 rings :shock:
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
  • VividVivid Posts: 267
    Stop screws, cable tention?
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,498
    Is it undershifting on each change? If so, your cable tension's too low. When you're tightening the cable, grab it with some pliers and really pull it tight. Alternatively, there should be a barrel adjuster on your shifter, so just twist that out until it starts to shift to all the rings.
  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    whyamihere wrote:
    Is it undershifting on each change? If so, your cable tension's too low. When you're tightening the cable, grab it with some pliers and really pull it tight. Alternatively, there should be a barrel adjuster on your shifter, so just twist that out until it starts to shift to all the rings.

    Yea its under shifting but then not downshifting when I do tighten the cable :shock:
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,498
    Is it mounted straight, so that the plates of the mech are parallel with the chainrings?

    Dirty cable?
  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    whyamihere wrote:
    Is it mounted straight, so that the plates of the mech are parallel with the chainrings?

    Dirty cable?

    Yup

    Brand new shifter and cable

    This is the reason I suspected I had not got the cable on in the correct manner
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,498
    Any chance of a picture?
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