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    Redline Monocog Flight Front Derailleur

    I just got a Monocog Flight (second one, sold the first) and it is set up as a 1x9. I know the frame can except a front derailleur, but I can't seem to find and info on what specs I need for it. I do know that it is a top pull, but do I need a high or low clamp, etc.

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    Unless that's a recent change...

    Quote Originally Posted by utarch00 View Post
    I just got a Monocog Flight (second one, sold the first) and it is set up as a 1x9. I know the frame can except a front derailleur, but I can't seem to find and info on what specs I need for it. I do know that it is a top pull, but do I need a high or low clamp, etc.

    Thanks
    ... it doesn't have a cable stop for the front derailleur. I had a 2007 MC29er (brown) and it didn't have one. I messed around with it and found a Pyramid Bikes clamp-on cable stop that fit. Only other issue is that there is hardly enough room for the front derailleur and the rear tire to clear each other. You have to run the rear wheel way back in the dropouts. IIRC (and this was years ago) I tried it with a Shimano XT derailleur with the wide cage pivot spacing... M765, I think.... top pull, low clamp.
    I forgot the diameter, but probably like 28.6 or 30.0mm. These days, they all come with shims to fit all bikes.

    High clamp might have a better chance at clearing the rear tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    ... it doesn't have a cable stop for the front derailleur. I had a 2007 MC29er (brown) and it didn't have one. I messed around with it and found a Pyramid Bikes clamp-on cable stop that fit. Only other issue is that there is hardly enough room for the front derailleur and the rear tire to clear each other. You have to run the rear wheel way back in the dropouts. IIRC (and this was years ago) I tried it with a Shimano XT derailleur with the wide cage pivot spacing... M765, I think.... top pull, low clamp.
    I forgot the diameter, but probably like 28.6 or 30.0mm. These days, they all come with shims to fit all bikes.

    High clamp might have a better chance at clearing the rear tire.
    Regular Monocogs don't have a cable stop, but the Flights do.

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    The Monocog Flight uses a Top/Bottom Pull Down Swing front derailleur
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    Oh...

    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    Regular Monocogs don't have a cable stop, but the Flights do.
    My bad. I skimmed right over the part where it was a Flight MC29er. Wups.

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    Awesome. Thx. Just to be clear. I need a 28.6mm clamp, high mount, top pull, down swing. I am going to get a cheap Sram X7 and pair it with X9 shifters and a older X0 rd from the parts bin.

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    Its been a while since I put mine on but from memory,
    I had a heck of a time getting a Sram front D to work.
    The set screw for the cable was pointed back towards the tire and I would have to take the tire off to loosen the screw to adjust the cable.
    Never got it to shift good enough for my liking after numerous adjustments.
    I replaced it with a Shimano (with the Sram x-7 shifters)and had it installed and shifting great in 10 minutes.

    Its been 3 years, can't remember the specifics on the type of pull.

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    I went back and looked at my blog.
    Gorilla on a Bike: Sweet!!!
    check out that post and the previous.
    Hope it helps and saves you aggravation.
    SRAM might have changed the design since then????

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    Great info. Thx.

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