|Ft. Der. on a Custom Frame: Clamp-on or Braze-on?||Val_Garou|
Dec 29, 2003 6:27 PM
|If you were having a custom frame built up, would you spec a clamp-on front derailleur or a hanger and why? Or does it not matter at all? Aluminum frame, if that matters to anyone.
All opinions appreciated!
|re: Ft. Der. on a Custom Frame: Clamp-on or Braze-on?||alchemy|
Dec 29, 2003 11:56 PM
|I'd go for a braze-on fitting. I don't know if there are any particular advantages, I just think it looks better than a clamp.|
|re: Ft. Der. on a Custom Frame: Clamp-on or Braze-on?||Rusty Coggs|
Dec 30, 2003 6:11 AM
|A clamp usually gives more latitude if considering smaller chainrings.|
|You can also vary the angle more.||dzrider|
Dec 31, 2003 5:51 AM
|Sometimes turning the derailleur so the cage sits at a slightly different angle relative to the rings can make a huge improvement in shifting. While you can't screw up as badly with a braze-on, the clamp-on will always allow you to find the best possible angle.|
|re: Ft. Der. on a Custom Frame: Clamp-on or Braze-on?||MR_GRUMPY|
Dec 30, 2003 7:29 AM
|On a steel frame, if you add in the weight of the braze on "tab", you only save about 10 grams over a clamp on hanger.
On an Aluminum frame the difference will be less because most tabs are bolted on.