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How to adjust a front derailleur?

There is nothing worse than a noisy front derailleur. Adjust your front derailleur in few steps for a smooth shifting.
Typical tools: 5mm Hex Wrench / Screwdriver / Ruler.
Shift chain to innermost front chainring and innermost rear sprocket. Relax the inner cable: turn barrel adjuster clockwise. If barrel adjuster is already fully turned, loosen inner wire pinch bolt and then tighten bolt.


Régler derailleur avant - étape 1

Step 1

Inspect parallel alignment of front derailleur. The front derailleur should be parallel to the chain.

Régler derailleur avant - étape 2

Step 2

Inspect height alignment of front derailleur. The gap between the teeth of the outer chainring and lower edge of the outer cage plate should be between 1 and 3mm.

Régler derailleur avant - étape 3

Step 3

Adjust L-screw: 1mm gap should be visible between inner chain plate and inner cage plate.

Régler derailleur avant - étape 4

Step 4

Shift chain to outermost rear sprocket and outermost front chainring.

Régler derailleur avant - étape 5

Step 5

Adjust H-screw: 1mm gap should be visible between chain and outer cage plate.

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