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Can you identify this front derailluer?
#1
Hello,

New here.

I'm trying to clean up a neglected bike and need to replace the front derailleur. It's a cheap bike and will just be ridden occasionally on pavement and rarely will change gears but I would still like it to function as intended.

There are 3 sprockets in the front and a derailleur with the name falcon on it.

Where is the recommended place to get a replacement? If the price difference is not very much, is there something better to replace it with?

Here are some pics:

<img src=http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn41/rastoma/2011-11-22135438.jpg> <img src=http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn41/rastoma/2011-11-22135453.jpg> <img src=http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn41/rastoma/2011-11-22135509.jpg>
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#2
It is a Falcon - a company that make many low end bike parts.

Looks like top pull; this one will work well:
http://www.amazon.com/Clamp--31-8mm-Pull-Front-Derailleur/dp/B005V4R684/
Nigel
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#3
Thank you Nigel.

I was afraid this place was only for higher end bicycles and wouldn't get much help. I'm glad I was wrong Smile I appreciate your time.
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#4
Hi again Nigel (or whoever),

The company that has that cheap derailleur also lists a similar one that specifically mentions it's adjustable for 2 or 3 chain rings.

Since there are 3 rings on this bike I'm working on, does it matter? They look the same to me but have different model numbers:

http://www.amazon.com/Clamp--31-8mm-Pull-Front-Derailleur/dp/B003JO9QC2
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#5
You do need one for 3 chainrings, but it looks like either would be fine.
Note that you should measure the diameter of the tube that the derailleur clamps on to on your bike and make sure it is the same size as the "clamp diameter" of the new derailleur.
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#6
(11-23-2011, 12:08 AM)DaveM Wrote:  You do need one for 3 chainrings, but it looks like either would be fine.
Note that you should measure the diameter of the tube that the derailleur clamps on to on your bike and make sure it is the same size as the "clamp diameter" of the new derailleur.
+1
Nigel
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#7
Excellent. Thank you again, to both of you.
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