pwa wrote:horizon wrote:pwa wrote:Last week I needed a new front mech but wasn't sure which one would work best with my set-up. The bloke on the phone wasn't sure so said he would ask around then ring back. The call came about five minutes later. I ordered the mech, got it a few days later and it works very well. Perfect result.
It is a Sora triple with a braze-on fitting, combined with a free adaptor (the "braze on" as a band). It is perfect with my 9 speed set-up. I had never considered the adaptor route before but in practice it is ideal. I got the adaptor as close as I could estimate to the perfect position, then all subsequent adjustments to the position of the mech itself did not involve unclamping and reclamping on the seat tube. So kinder to the frame. But if I ever make a radical change in chain ring size I can move the band.
https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s106p36 ... Front-Mech
https://spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s106p2631/S ... Mech-Clamp
Thanks pwa. That's interesting. I didn't know about braze-on front mechs until I came to replace the chainset on my folder. It seems they are all over the place these days. But I didn't need an adaptor as it turned out. I got my Spa super-compact double (triple?) on ebay.