2x and 3x front derailleurs

Discussion in 'Parts 'n Stuff' started by The Dude, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. The Dude

    The Dude Likes Dirt

    Is there any reason a 3x front derailleur (I'm sure there are some people left on this forum who remember those things!) wouldn't work with a 2x crankset?

    The cages look to be a little bit longer (on the 3x) to suit the larger front chainring spread. Is there anything else that is different that would hamper the shifting?
  2. Ideate

    Ideate Senior Member

    Maybe alighment but you wouldn't think so. Test and see?

    I use a hand derailleur ;)

    hand front derailleur.jpg
  3. hifiandmtb

    hifiandmtb King of his castle

    ^^^ LMFAO

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  4. Mr Crudley

    Mr Crudley Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Now I'm waiting for a foot brake.

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  5. The Duckmeister

    The Duckmeister Eats Squid

    Inner cage plate of a 3x FD is deeper and more convoluted than a 2x, so tuning can be a bit messy, but not impossible.
  6. Ultra Lord

    Ultra Lord Likes Bikes and Dirt

    I still have nightmares from my days as a young teen working in bikeshops trying to tune FD's. Steep learning curve.

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