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how much trimming?(4 posts)

how much trimming?trim
Jul 11, 2001 1:10 PM
I'm have friction shift for the front der and often have to do some trimming after shifting the rear der. This requires two adjustments for just one gear change.

Is this accepatble? Is there an alternative?

Trimming is a way of life w/friction shiftingmnky grz
Jul 11, 2001 1:21 PM
The solution is indexed shifting (STI/Ergo). You even do a little bit of triming on the front der. w/Shimano STI if you move the back der. through it's full range.
Trimming is a way of life w/friction shiftingIrving Witcomb
Jul 11, 2001 2:12 PM
It's just as much a way of life with STI/Ergo--in fact, with any multi-chainring derailleur bike. It's the worst with Shimano's defective idea--STI triple. STI triple, no matter how good a mech sets your bike up, will guarantee you some incurable rubbing. Trimming is fine, it's just the inability to do it that's a bear.
Hands down winner is......railer
Jul 11, 2001 2:38 PM
Campy for front der trimming. Campy definitely has the best levers IMHO.

But, yes, its normal to have to trim a bit. Hopefully you do not have to with every rear shift. Shimano only has one trim setting, atleast thats the way my DA is. Campy has what like 10?