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    Sette Ace and Shimano Front Derailleur - Help Please

    I noticed a problem with using a Shimano XT low clamp front derailleur on the Sette Ace. The position of where the pinch bolt is to hold the cable in place is almost impossible to tighten using an allen, as it is pointing at the bottom bracket.

    What did you guys do to get around this??

    I am looking at the SRAM low clamp front derailleur and the pinch bolt is on the top vs the Shimano is on the bottom. I was hoping I could get away with this Shimano derailleur.

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    I had the exact same problem (same frame, same derailleur). I just tightened it a bit with a rounded tip hex key, which allows to tighten even with the key not aligned to the bolt's head. I tightened just a bit in order to secure the cable in place, then I forced the derailleur forward, bringing up the bolt and fully tightening it.
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    Hamud,

    That's what I was thinking, but I have not tried yet to see if I can get a hex tool to even get in there yet. I will try this afternoon. If this does not work I guess I will have to go try to get one of those "flange" bolts that I can tighten using a wrench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neu5p3ed
    Hamud,

    That's what I was thinking, but I have not tried yet to see if I can get a hex tool to even get in there yet. I will try this afternoon. If this does not work I guess I will have to go try to get one of those "flange" bolts that I can tighten using a wrench.
    Make sure the cage is hanging about 3mm above the largest chainring, this will provide some clearence to work with the hex tool. The flange bolt could work, good idea.

    I remember that I had problems adjusting the derailleur and took it to the lbs, they managed to adjust it and didn't complain about the bolt's placement.

    Anyway, try that and give us some feedback.
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    Take the rear wheel off and give yourself some working room....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Pay
    Take the rear wheel off and give yourself some working room....
    Could help a bit, but not much. The problem is the chainstay, the bolt faces directly to it in the lower position.
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    Maybe disconnect the chain stay
    Re install the crank and take it from there..

    Once the F/d is aliened take the crank out and reinstall the chainstay....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Pay
    Maybe disconnect the chain stay
    Re install the crank and take it from there..

    Once the F/d is aliened take the crank out and reinstall the chainstay....

    That didn't come to my mind, looks like a good idea, worth the try.
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    I ordered a SRAM X9 front derailleur. Shouldn't be an issue once I get it. =)

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    Awwww, gave up so quick, eheheheeh.

    Good luck with the new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamud
    Awwww, gave up so quick, eheheheeh..

    Good luck with the new one.
    Be sure and post up some pictures in the "sticky" Setté thread

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