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Front mech problems!

mfieldmfield Posts: 80
edited January 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
Just started to set up my front mech - it is an Alivio top swing one. 8 speed setup (24).

Aligned it, shift to largest rear cog, adjust front L screw for 1/2mm gap. Then when I go to shift to the middle ring the shifting needs ALOT of force to shift, but even then it doesn't shift to the middle ring. When I shift back down on the shifter, the cable just slacks.

What am I doing wrong?


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    read the info on Parktools.

    the screws do not set the distance. they set where the movement of the mech starts and stops.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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