I recently decided to swap out the drive train on my homebrew Salsa Vaya. I'm going from Apex to X.0 as it suits my use better. My problem is that I cannot for the life of me get the front derailleur properly adjusted.
I have a SRAM X.9 2x10 low clamp front derailleur which I bought here:
The reason I went with X.9 for the front is because I couldn't find an X.0 front derailleur that specifically said it was compatible with a 42/28 crankset, even though the crankset is also X.0. I assume there is one, I just couldn't find any dealers that said it.
I cannot get the front derailleur to reliably move the chain from the small chainring to the big chainring. The chain catchers on the big wheel will catch the chain, but have an extremely difficult time actually getting the chain onto the 42t chainring.
I have the Low limit screw bottomed out, I have the high limit screw backed almost all the way out, and my cable is tight. The only time I get a good shift from small to big is when the chain is on the outermost cassette rings.
Looking into this I think it might be a problem with the chainline. It just never occurred to me that going from one compact double to another [smaller] one would make such a huge difference.
Any input/advice? I'm fine with getting a new front derailleur if I need to if that is the problem, and in fact would be willing to if someone could tell me specifically which X.0 derailleur is compatible with the 42/28 crankset.
Here's the specifics:
Cassette: Same 11-32
Rear Mech: Old Apex Medium Cage / New X.0 Type 2 Medium Cage
Cranks: Old Apex 50/34 / New X.0 42/28
Front Mech: Old Apex 2x10 high clamp/bottom pull / New 2x10 X.9 low clamp/bottom pull
Shifters: Old Apex Doubletap / New Force Doubletap
Chain: Same 10 speed PC1070
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