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    Tyre touching front derailleur

    Greetings!
    Bought a new pair of tyres, had no idea they were so huge. It would be a hell sending them back, and i want to keep them anyway. I really dont want to switch back to my previous hybrids. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
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    This SLX front mech should give you a bit more room.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=28027

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    sram front derailleur also has better clearance. Best solution besides going 1x9
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    two options:

    1) Ditch the front derailleur.

    2) Use tires instead of tyres. Using the Y instead of the I causes swelling, as evidenced by the heads of people who drive Land Rovers, which also use tyres instead of tires.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    CommuterBoy....I couldn't have said it better

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    I´m from sweden, sry > <

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    Go to a traditional high clamp front derailleur (bottom swing). That should clear up the issue.

    P.S. Tires or tyres...same thing.

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    I kid, I kid. I used to have a Rover and I'd crack up reading the manual. There were Y's and U's everywhere!!

    I have a Sram front D and it definitely has better clearance than that, even though it's a low clamp.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
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    Quote Originally Posted by 000111
    Greetings!
    Bought a new pair of tyres, had no idea they were so huge. It would be a hell sending them back, and i want to keep them anyway. I really dont want to switch back to my previous hybrids. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
    If the suggestions of different FD's doesn't do it....

    Certain frames can cause this issue when running a big fat rear tire. The 2 x 9 or 2 x 10 set up (as long as it is a legit one where the inner ring sits out a bit further from the BB shell than a granny ring in a triple set) with a Dura Ace FD gives much more clearance and with the new 11-36 cassettes (yes, a new lightweight 11-36 is available), your gearing still has a very nice range to it.

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    Last edited by BruceBrown; 08-27-2010 at 03:43 AM.

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    I had the same exact problem when I built my frame. Now I have an extra XTR laying around not getting used.
    I tried pretty much every low clamp I could find Sram, xt, slx, nothing new works.
    If you can pull off a high clamp that will work, otherwise try to find an XT from a few years ago. Here are the before and after shots of mine.




    Sorry the new pic isn't great. it's the best one I have at the moment. The older XT has much less junk in the trunk and will give you at least 5-10 mm of room back there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlespeedstu
    This SLX front mech should give you a bit more room.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=28027
    I just installed a deore version of the traditional clamp, top swing, dual-pull front dérailleur...and there is a little room 3-5mm for the dual-pull arm to clear a 2.2 WTB Wolverine tire in the rear of a Gary Fisher 29er!
    any time spent riding a bicycle is re-cycled goodness....

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