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Enough Clearance Crankarm/FD Cage?

Last post 05-13-2017 5:54 PM by Kookie. 5 replies.
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  • 04-24-2017 10:06 AM

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    Enough Clearance Crankarm/FD Cage?

    Here is a picture of my crankarm/FD cage on my 2017 S5 with eTap. The chain is on the big chainring and small cog. A piece of paper "maybe" can get through...

    Most likely I'll bring it into the LBS this weekend cause the shifting isn't as it was the first day I rode it.

    Also does the S5 require one of those "wedge" behind the FD? 

     

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  • 04-24-2017 11:20 AM In reply to

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    Re: Enough Clearance Crankarm/FD Cage?

    Crossing fingers, being the OCD type person that I am...adjusted the FD cage. I moved the tail end ever sooo slightly < ~.5mm inboard (FD guide line more inline with chainring) which gave me about .25mm clearance and shifting appears to be better.

  • 04-24-2017 11:13 PM In reply to

    Re: Enough Clearance Crankarm/FD Cage?

    ...might be the angle of the pic, but it appears as if your outer cage is 5-6 mm too far outboard. With the outer cage parallel to your large chainring and your chain in the big ring, there should be a 0.5-1.0mm gap between the outer edge of your chain and the inner side of the outer cage plate.
  • 04-25-2017 7:49 AM In reply to

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    Re: Enough Clearance Crankarm/FD Cage?

    Thanks I'll double check that...
  • 05-13-2017 4:37 PM In reply to

    Re: Enough Clearance Crankarm/FD Cage?

    I have e-tap on my 2016 R5 and I am about to yank it off and go back to Shimano. I feel i have spent more time adjusting the FD and dealing with shifting issues then any human being should. I hope you have better luck!
  • 05-13-2017 5:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: Enough Clearance Crankarm/FD Cage?

    After one ride, so far so good...I didn't have any chain drops or a thrown chain. Did my best to make the chain drop by constantly shifting big to small and visa versa. Whereas before I could easily get chain drop after a few fast shifts of the FD).

    Main "fix" for me was properly aligning my FD cage with the guide lines and then adjusting the high/low limit screws (got rid of the ticking sound since the crank arm was hitting the FD tail).

    We'll see after a few more rides... 

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