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    Specialized Hardrock Front Derailleur

    I recently picked up a Specialized Hardrock older model frame. The problem I'm having is figuring out how to hook up the front derailleur. There are two slots/guides under the BB. It seems like the guide closest to the chain ring should go to the rear derailleur however the front derailleur is a bottom pull and if you use the remaining slot it moves the cable too far over ( it seems) to be able to hook up to the bottom pull front derailleur. Hope this makes sense?????

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    Photos might be helpful.

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    What do you mean "it seems too far over"? Does the cable drag on anything?

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    general picture. If your bike is similar, the front derailure cable should go on the longer plastic pull, furthest from the crankset.

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    No man. I finally figured it out. The guide below the bottom has two slots. One nearest the chain goes straight back to the rear derailleur and the other one is on a major angle and goes over to just about where the derailleur cable goes... so it will make it to the front, bottom pull derailleur okay. When I first looked at it all I saw was the fronts of the slots... didn't notice that the front derailleur cable was on a major angle. HTH Thanks anyway man.

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    Got it man thanks... on mine the front D. slot cuts over on a severe angle... which works for me. When I first looked at it all I looked at was the front of the guide's slots figuring they parreleled but on closer inspection found out that was not the case. Newie here obviously. Thanks brol

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    front derailure setup is easy, just have to be careful and follow the correct sequence of setting it up. youtube videos help a lot.
    1. height and clearance of largest ring.
    2. align with chainrings
    3. adjust lowest chain/ring stop and attach cable
    4. shift the lever a single gear and adjust cable adjustment barrel till the chain shifts
    5. test

    If the early steps aren't done right, start over. You can't adjust out height or alignment problems.

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    Thanks man. Excellent advice. I'll follow it to a tee.

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