Mechanical Parts & Concepts of Mountain Bikes : Adjust a Mountain Bike Front Derailleur

Mechanical Parts & Concepts of Mountain Bikes : Adjust a Mountain Bike Front Derailleur


So once you get your inner limit, which, let’s
see, I’ll look on this derailer. I believe the inside one is the inner limit. You can
test that by turning it. Yep you can see when I turn this out or in, it moves that inner
limit. So that?s the inner limit adjust on my derailer. They’re different on different
models and different manufacturers. Do be afraid to you know, just play with things
a little bit. Just always when you make changes remember what you did and go back to those
changes after you’ve done them. So first step, we set our inner limit. Once you have your
inner limit set, you want to go up to your shifter, you want to, there’s usually a barrel
adjuster, you can see as I turn this it changes the amount of cable that I have to play with.
So, I gonna take all of the slack, put as much slack as possible into the system. So
with cable stretch and stuff like that I have something to work with. Then, I’m going to
set a moderate amount of tension on the cable. So I’ve got my Allen wrench and I’m tightening
up the, tightening up the cable clamp.

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