I think there is more information that hasn't been shared yet. There is no
good reason in my mind that a CX70 front derailer can't work with a 2x8
drivetrain. I just went out to the garage and measured a few things.
I have a 2x10 drivetrain with a CX70 front derailer on it. The inner width
of the CX70 cage is 12.0mm. The outer width of my 10 speed SRAM chain is
6.2mm. There's plenty of room. I measured the maximum width of a SRAM
PG870 chain on another bike and it is 7.0mm. There still should be plenty
of room to fit a 7.0mm chain through a 12.0mm wide front derailer without
It would be easy to diagnose if I was looking at it. At any rate, when ed
says: "The chain keeps rubbing the side of the derailleur (CX70) even
after making adjustment to the limit screws." Which chainring are you on,
the 40 or the 26? Which cog are you in? Which side of the cage is the
derailer rubbing on? Can you see the chain rubbing on the front der? When
you turn the appropriate limit screw, can you see the front derailer moving
in response to your action?
El Cerrito, CA
On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10:16:29 AM UTC-8, Philip Kim wrote:
> I would get a 8 speed sora triple front derailleur. works great. i think
> i have one if you want to just pay for shipping or something.
> On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:53:14 AM UTC-5, ed wrote:
>> Hi Belopsky,
>> This morning I realigned the derailleur and it improved just a bit but
>> there is still rubbing.
>> Thanks for the advise :-)
>> On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 8:36 AM, Belopsky <belopol...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Are you sure the derailler is paraller w the chain?
>>> On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:27:26 PM UTC-5, ed wrote:
>>>> I would like to seek your advise to help me build my 55 Cheviot.
>>>> Bought it from Rivendell when I visited them last September 16, 2016.
>>>> The headset, fork, and bottom bracket were pre-installed by Riv.
>>>> This is my first full bike build so pardon my ignorance if I have
>>>> chosen the wrong set of components to make this work.
>>>> Currently I am having trouble getting my front derailleur to work
>>>> The chain keeps rubbing the side of the derailleur (CX70) even after
>>>> making adjustment to the limit screws.
>>>> These are the gear components installed:
>>>> Shifters - IRD Silver SOS power ratchet Thumb shifters
>>>> Front derailleur - Shimano CX70
>>>> Crank - Sugino XD2 wide/double crank 40t x 26t
>>>> Cassette - SRAM 8 speed 11-32
>>>> Rear derailleur - Shimano Altus (RD-M310)
>>>> Chain - Shimano 8 speed chain IG-51 (116 links then added 2 more links
>>>> because of the longer chain stay)
>>>> Anyone care to comment/suggest on what I could have done wrong before I
>>>> give up and just bring my bike to our LBS.
>>>> Ed Fausto
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