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Chain touches front derailleur when setting in lower gears.

Blade180Blade180 Posts: 70
edited February 2017 in Workshop
Chain keeps touching front derailleur when switching to lower gears... its fine when setting in high gears.
Need help to fix it. I am new to road bikes. Never had issues on mountain bikes.

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,845
    It's normal, depending on what shifters you have they normally have a trim action on the front deraileur. It works like a half shift to clear the deraileur from the chain when in lower gears. When you go out again try riding with chain catching and do a half shift and hopefully it will clear the chain. It's a common thing that catches a lot of people out.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • oxoman wrote:
    It's normal, depending on what shifters you have they normally have a trim action on the front deraileur. It works like a half shift to clear the deraileur from the chain when in lower gears. When you go out again try riding with chain catching and do a half shift and hopefully it will clear the chain. It's a common thing that catches a lot of people out.


    Thanks, ill try.
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,031
    Possibly too much cable tension... possibly
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