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  1. #1
    B3ginr
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    New question here. Replace Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-M750

    Recently, I completely destroyed my chain and front derailleur. I ordered a replacement (Shimano FD-M750 XT Deore) but I wasn't aware there are three tube sizes and I need a 28.6mm one. These appear to not be made anymore. So... what are my options? I can pay a ton of money on ebay for a part that isn't made any more (no thanks). Can I just replace it with any newer top-pull 28.6mm derailleur?

    Specifics: Top-pull, 28.6mm, and 44T.

    Oh, and I have an 8-speed (IG) chain. Three chain rings up front, 8 gears on rear cassette.

    Thank you in advance from a newb!

    - Wil
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    I'm a newb but pretty sure you can get a shim for it. What size clamp is the derailleur?

    Ha, Sorry read your post wrong......I would just replace it, front derailleurs don't brake the bank.

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    They can be shimmed, go to your LBS and buy a set of shims out of their spare parts bin.

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    B3ginr
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    Sweet. Thanks! BTW, the clamp I bought is the 1-3/8" one. I'll get a shim and keep this on the cheap side.

    - Wil
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