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by discount_biscuits
2 Sep 2020, 11:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GF unable to move front derailleur
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: GF unable to move front derailleur

Jamesh wrote:Tbh newer sti are quite clunky esp the lower spec ones -my tiagra are.

The longer cable pull and stronger spring I think are to blame.

Cheers James


Were you able to get around it somehow?
by discount_biscuits
2 Sep 2020, 11:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GF unable to move front derailleur
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: GF unable to move front derailleur

If she stands over the top tube (i.e. with both feet on the ground) and grips the hoods, can she then apply enough force? Similarly, can she then also apply enough force if she grips the handlebars in the 'hooks' with her fingers on the levers? If she can do so when stationary and standing over the...
by discount_biscuits
2 Sep 2020, 11:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GF unable to move front derailleur
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: GF unable to move front derailleur

rogerzilla wrote:DI2. You know it makes sense.


It makes sense in a practical sense but financially there's just no way it's happening unfortunately!
by discount_biscuits
2 Sep 2020, 10:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GF unable to move front derailleur
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: GF unable to move front derailleur

Jdsk wrote:Can you add a photo of the lever?

And have you tested the force needed yourself?

Jonathan


Hi Jonathan,

Photo attached, I can move the lever itself and it feels like the force required is what I'd expect.

Thanks
by discount_biscuits
1 Sep 2020, 6:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GF unable to move front derailleur
Replies: 17
Views: 593

GF unable to move front derailleur

My Girlfriend has recently purchased a road bike wanting to commute to work and eventually join me on rides. She's still building her confidence on the bike and over the weekend we got out onto quiet-ish roads with some traffic and we got onto changing from the small ring to the big one at the front...