• 12-02-2012
    konair
    finished a nimble 9 . . . have 1 question.
    I build it full geared 3*9.
    locked the dropouts at the middle.
    I have noticed that the front derailleur can come in contact with the rear tire when dropouts
    will be set full front. because of the down pull lever on it .(which is not used)
    Is there anyone using a front derailleur, and having the same problem?
    Thank you
    Benny
  • 12-03-2012
    Aaron1017
    Yes.
  • 12-03-2012
    konair
    Is there a way to solve this?
  • 12-04-2012
    pdqmach26
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by konair View Post
    Is there a way to solve this?

    Cut it off. Let me know if u need a picture.
  • 12-05-2012
    StanleyJ
    2 Attachment(s)
    Same as a Yelli... here's my SRAM X9 front mech with the un-used arm hacked off...

    Attachment 742637

    Attachment 742638

    :thumbsup:
  • 12-05-2012
    sicboy541
    Yes, convert it to a single speed :) This is the best single I've ever built up.
  • 12-05-2012
    konair
    thanks everyone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pdqmach26 View Post
    Cut it off. Let me know if u need a picture.

    That's what i planed to do, if there weren't any techy ideas.:thumbsup:
  • 12-05-2012
    wv_bob
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sicboy541 View Post
    Yes, convert it to a single speed :) This is the best single I've ever built up.

    Truth. I was looking at the cable routing prepping to convert mine to 1x9 and thought man I should just leave it SS instead of zip tie-ing cables to cables.
  • 12-08-2012
    konair
    Had my first ride on it today
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pdqmach26 View Post
    Cut it off. Let me know if u need a picture.

    It was muddy
    The down pull arm of the front derailleur was a hell of a mud collector :prft:
    Needs to chop off!!!
  • 12-09-2012
    cSquared
    Both the N9 and the Yelli were designed to chop off the arm on the FD.
  • 01-05-2013
    hitechredneck
    Sram XX1