|Clamp on or braze on||cbruce|
Apr 7, 2003 7:12 AM
|Are there any advantages of a braze front derailleur as compared to a clamp on? I have a fram that does not have an attachment for a braze on front derailleur so I am either going to get a dura ace front derailleur with a 31.8 clamp or a braze on front derailleur with a clamp adaptor. Any benefits of one over the other?|
|re: Clamp on or braze on||cdhbrad|
Apr 7, 2003 7:18 AM
|I have both styles on different bikes. The Derailleur mechanism itself is identical, so far I can tell, and both work great. Only difference is they way they are mounted.|
Apr 7, 2003 7:35 AM
|If you had a braze-on FD and a clamp that bolts the FD together, you don't have to get a new one if you change frames.
Braze-on is cool, but have heard stories of poorly aligned units. Also, wouldn't want to crash one off. OTOH, a must for shaped seat tubes.
Apr 7, 2003 10:40 AM
|I'm sorry but what is OTOH|
Apr 7, 2003 12:01 PM
|OTOH=on the other hand.|
|re: Clamp on or braze on||MR_GRUMPY|
Apr 7, 2003 9:54 AM
|The only advantages are that it looks cooler, and it saves about 5 grams over the clamp on type. I've got both kinds. A steel frame with a chrome, brazed on hanger, a steel frame with a clamp on hanger, and an aluminum frame with a screwed on hanger for a braze on derailleur.|
|It depends on the frame material||purplepaul|
Apr 7, 2003 1:02 PM
Ti, bad. At least, that's what my Ti frame builder says.
Also, in an accident, I'd hate to have the thing snap off.