I just finished building my XCL a few minutes ago and was adjusting the derailleurs. When I was in the middle (front) ring and largest (32t) cog the chain would hop onto the small chainring without the front derailleur touching the chain. I measured the chainline and come up with ~54mm, which is a bit on the high side of the ~47mm 'norm' by about 1/4" or so.
One thing which may be contributing to the issue is that I've just installed a middle chainring from my old Truvativ Firex crank onto my old Stylo Team crank. The stylo is on the XCL now. The Firex ring had only two pins and the Stylo four. Also the spacing between chainrings is not even; the middle chainring sits maybe 1-2mm outboard from the center. But that doesn't account for the 6mm discrepancy.
I used the correct BB (68/73 x 118 Gigapipe) for the E-type derailleur so I don't think that's the problem either.
Also when in the small chainring, the bottom of the chain will drag on the derailleur cage in all cogs except the largest (32t). I've adjusted the derailleur to the higher of the two vertical mounts. There seem to be no further adjustments for this issue.
Any recommendations? Thanks for listening!
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