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steel frame with a welded "braze on tab" ??(3 posts)

steel frame with a welded "braze on tab" ??opencl
Nov 10, 2002 8:30 AM
I installed a braze on front derailleur onto this frame and the derailleur cage was not parallel with the chain rings. In a steel frame, is it safe/OK to bend the tab slightly forward so that the installed front derailleur would be parellel to the chain rings without breaking the entire tab off? Thanks
shouldn't be required...C-40
Nov 10, 2002 10:31 AM
The braze on tab should have a curved interface with the derailleur that allows it to be rotated a few degrees to make the cage parallel to the chainrings. Try loosening the mounting bolt a bit and see if it will rotate.

Bending should not normally be required. If you goofed when you put it on, then bending might be requied. The only way to know if it will work is to try it. If the braze on breaks off, you're in trouble.

If you need another, I've got several laying around that I'll never use (shipped to me in error).
Bend as requiredNessism
Nov 10, 2002 2:25 PM
If the brazing joint is solid you should be able to bend the tab slightly without consequence. Of course, try to fiddle around with the adjustment first.
Good luck.