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    Pugsley Front Derailleur Help Needed

    Could someone post a close-up picture of the front derailleur on their Pugsley? I'm having trouble getting mine to work properly and I am not sure how it is supposed to mount (I built it up from the frameset).

    Also, has anyone bypassed the welded-on post and used the E-type bracket that goes around the BB shell instead? I'm wondering if that might solve my problem.

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    Go 1x10(or nine) solves that problem...
    More details please

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    You have two options depending on which FD you already have.

    There's the "Problem Solvers 100mm Direct Mount Front Derailleur Adapter 34.9" or the e-type FD. Both will work, both use a different FD.

    Need more details like AKxc said.

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    Having problems clearing the chain rings? What model derailleur? The shimano one has an off centered bolt that had to be "flipped" on mine to clear the chain ring.

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    The FD seemed to be working okay until after a tumble down the side of a hill a couple weeks ago. After the tumble I got a lot of FD chain rub in either chainring unless I was in the middle cogs out back. I tried to adjust the FD at home afterward and now I can't get the chain to drop onto the little chainring at all.

    When I built the bike, I just removed the bracket that goes around the BB and used that bolt hole to mount the FD to the frame. It seemed to work but I wasn't ever sure it was correct - it seemed to allow for a lot more flex than I am used to from clamp-type FD's. I'm wondering if I did it wrong and I'm hoping someone has a close-up picture of how a direct mount front derailleur is supposed to bolt to the tab on the frame.

    The FD is a new SLX E-type, I can get the model # if it makes a difference...

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    If you removed the e-type plate from the BB and are just running 1 bolt on the FD to the e-type post on the seat tube, something could have gone wrong after your crash. That plate is needed!!!

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

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    Thanks, velopax! I totally set mine up wrong.
    Last edited by jnroyal; 03-27-2012 at 11:02 AM.

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