10Spd Front mech with 9spd chain?

bigdavevw Posts: 213
edited April 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi guys, i took all the 10spd stuff off my new bike, but i left the front mech on as i dont have a suitable 9spd one. I just cant seem to get it to index correctly, the chain rubs off the outer plate when in the middle ring and 5th from the smallest cog on the rear.

Height and everything are set ok, so are these 10speed mechs narrower than 9spd ones?



  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    yes they are. as are the chains.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • bennett_346
    bennett_346 Posts: 5,029
    Why the hell did you replace it all with 9spd? :?
  • bigdavevw
    bigdavevw Posts: 213
    Cheers Nick i thought it would have been narrower, i knew the chains and cogs were narrower.
    bennett, i took it all of the bike to sell and get some of my money back, 9 speed is good enough for me plus its more robust
  • bennett_346
    bennett_346 Posts: 5,029
    hmm, debatable about it being more robust, what makes you say that? anyway new mech time.