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    assistance please

    a long while ago i read a thread on converting hl spots to double front rings - i have tried all sorts of searches to find the said thread but to no avail - can anyone please post a link up for me - tia

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    Convert to double rings? If you've currently got a triple up front just take off the big ring and put on a bashguard.
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    Well, there is the issue of the front derailleur seat tube position with said double rings. Care must be taken so that the derailleur does not strike the chainstay at the bottom of the stroke.

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    You shouldn't need to lower the front derailleur, it should remain at the same height as it was configured for 3 rings.
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement View Post
    You shouldn't need to lower the front derailleur, it should remain at the same height as it was configured for 3 rings.
    Exactly. You are removing the big ring only, need to turn in the set screw so the derailleur does not go out to the big ring, now bash, but will still up shift to the middle. I run a 26-36, 2012 X9 crankset with an ethirteen guide, works flawless, every time.

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    Always grind away the lower portion of the inner cage on my front mechs on my hl 5spot &6pack so cage will clear chain stays with mech in granny ring position at full compression.

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    thanks for the reply guys - my only worry was the position of the front mech - which has now been confirmed - off now to the garage to sort

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