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    New Front Derailler ? Deore, LX, Hone Or XT ??????

    Okay,

    Now i have a Shimano Deore Frond Derailleur (2004, Top Pull, 31,8)...

    This summer its started to rust a little bit and make some fuuny sound...

    I would like to know if another front derailleur would give me a better performence ? (I just bought a new crankset, hone)

    What are the difference between all those front derailleur from shimano ?

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    What are the difference between all those front derailleur from shimano ?

    Difference = mostly price.
    If I was to blindfold you and told you to go for a spin on a XT, LX (Hone), or a DEORE FD's I bet you couldn't tell much of a difference between them. (RD's are a different story though) The XT, LX (Hone) have a wider platform (less flex) than the DEORE so the shifting should be more a little more precise.
    So it really comes down to what you can afford - IMO I think you'll get the "best bang for your buck" if you go with the LX FD

    If the FD is fine = doesn't have a lot of side to side "play" ( more than a few mm's) try putting some penetrating lube onto the pivots to get rid of that funny sound. You just might get another season out of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by cort
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    What are the difference between all those front derailleur from shimano ?

    Difference = mostly price.
    If I was to blindfold you and told you to go for a spin on a XT, LX (Hone), or a DEORE FD's I bet you couldn't tell much of a difference between them. (RD's are a different story though) The XT, LX (Hone) have a wider platform (less flex) than the DEORE so the shifting should be more a little more precise.
    So it really comes down to what you can afford - IMO I think you'll get the "best bang for your buck" if you go with the LX FD

    If the FD is fine = doesn't have a lot of side to side "play" ( more than a few mm's) try putting some penetrating lube onto the pivots to get rid of that funny sound. You just might get another season out of it
    Yeah i think i will keep mine and clean it correctly then !

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