• 02-27-2012
    TrekFan
    New to XX. Overshifting FD Tips?
    so i got my brand new dream bike with full xx. riding it around the pavement to test it out and the one issue i seem to have is that i'm overshifting the front derailleur from the small to the big chainring. 3 times out of 10 i'm throwing the chain off the big chainring onto the crankarm. obviously there's a learning curve, but is that all there is to it? do i just need to find a lighter touch or is there some problem?
  • 02-27-2012
    dirtyjack
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    Originally Posted by TrekFan View Post
    so i got my brand new dream bike with full xx. riding it around the pavement to test it out and the one issue i seem to have is that i'm overshifting the front derailleur from the small to the big chainring. 3 times out of 10 i'm throwing the chain off the big chainring onto the crankarm. obviously there's a learning curve, but is that all there is to it? do i just need to find a lighter touch or is there some problem?

    You probably need to adjust the limit screw. Here's an example:

    How to Adjust Front Derailleur Video