Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the May Giveaway for DERUIZ LAVA e-bike worth $1699


Chain rubs to front derailleur cage...
#1
Hi,
I am a newbie.
I bought a bike for regular use 5 months ago.
My front derailleur cage gets rubbed against the chain when I shift front gear on the middle ring. Chain runs quite good with 1st and 3rd Gear, but for middle ring it gets rubbed.
When I increase cable tension it gets rubbed, when I decrease it, the chain has problems while shifting from 1st to 2nd gear. I tried playing with almost everything... What could be the problem?
  Reply
#2
Find the maker of the front derailleur, and search the web to find the manual or instruction sheet for it.

And/or watch Alex's video at http://bikeride.com/adjust-front-derailer/

You probably just need to align and adjust the derailleur. You may need some Tri-Flow or similar on the adjustment screws too.
  Reply
#3
(03-13-2011, 05:13 PM)AndrewB Wrote:  Find the maker of the front derailleur, and search the web to find the manual or instruction sheet for it.

And/or watch Alex's video at http://bikeride.com/adjust-front-derailer/

You probably just need to align and adjust the derailleur. You may need some Tri-Flow or similar on the adjustment screws too.

or maybe its due to misconfiguration alignment of rear wheel or rear derailleur?
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Project: Turist vintage bike restoration
Today 01:31 PM
Help with wheels please.
Today 12:32 PM
Fitting modern crank set to a 1975 bb
Today 12:27 PM
What are your thoughts on E-bikes?
Today 02:50 AM
Brake problems
Yesterday 06:34 PM
Biking and running apps
Yesterday 04:52 PM
Posting images
Yesterday 03:34 PM
Entry level triathlon bike recs?
05-21-2022 12:39 AM
How much do you bike a year
05-20-2022 06:55 AM
Please help me identify my '80's Bridges...
05-19-2022 11:27 PM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
28 posts
no avatar 2. ReapThaWhirlwind
23 posts
no avatar 3. tran thanh
15 posts
no avatar 4. ichitan
11 posts
no avatar 5. JR Namida
5 posts