Shimano Ultegra Front Derailleur Adjustment Pdf Free !NEW!
Installing the 12-speed DURA-ACE FD-R9250 and Ultegra FD-R8150 is easier than ever. Wireless connectivity comes standard on Di2 bikes now, and you can use the mobile app - E-Tube Cyclist to set up the front derailleur.
shimano ultegra front derailleur adjustment pdf free
Install the band adapter to the front derailleur using a size 5 hex wrench and the provided bolt. You do not have to install the support plate, since you'll tighten the support bolt to sit flush against the clamp band. It won't damage your expensive frame.
The Shimano documentation doesn't explicitly state whether or not the front derailleur should be in the little or big ring, so it may not matter all that much. All the images show the front derailleur in the small ring at this point though, so that's what I tend to do myself.
Wondering what the correct height is? Take a look at the image above. Shift the FD so that it is above the largest chainring, and make sure there is about 1 to 3 mm between the front derailleur outer plate and the chainring.
The front derailleur simply shoves the chain off one front chain ring and onto another ring. The cage surrounding the chain is pulled in one direction by the inner wire. A spring in the derailleur returns the cage to the other direction when the inner wire is relaxed. A properly adjusted front derailleur should shift the chain between the front chainrings but will not throw the chain off the rings. The basic adjustments for the front derailleur are the height, rotation, limit screws and inner wire tension (index setting).
It is generally a good idea to lubricate the pivot point of the front derailleur with a light lubricant. The cable inner wires should also be lubricated. If you have loosen the inner wire pinch bolt, lubricate those threads as well. When tightening this pinch bolt, secure to approximately 30-40 inch-pounds. This is about 10 pounds of effort hold a wrench 3 inches from the bolt.
Before checking limit screw adjustments, check the derailleur positioning. If the derailleur cage is too far above the large chainring, it is more likely to shift poorly. If the derailleur is too low, it may scrape against the chainrings or jam the chain when shifting.
The front derailleur cage should be approximately parallel to the chain. If the derailleur cage is rotated too far from this position, it will shift poorly. If the derailleur mount is a clamp type, its rotation can be changed. Generally, the outer cage of the front derailleur should be aligned to the chain. Image C below shows adequate alignment.
The outward travel of the front derailleur is stopped by the H-screw. When viewing the H-limit adjustment, make sure there is enough tension on the inner wire by either keeping extra pressure on the lever, or by pulling the exposed inner wire taut by hand. Use a rag to protect your hand if pulling the inner wire. After the H-screw is adjusted the inner wire should be re-tensioned to assure proper shifting.
Some front derailleur systems have an index setting. If the shift lever has three distinctive stops or clicks, it is an index shifter. If the front shift lever is friction, there is no index setting. If the front shift lever has multiple clicks, such as some twist grip style shifters, it is shifted similar to friction levers. Set indexing only after completing all adjustment above.
The front derailleur should shift the chain between chainrings without throwing the chain off the extreme outer and inner rings. It is possible that the front derailleur will rub the chain slightly even on properly adjusted bikes. This is likely on some bikes when riding in the largest sprocket in front and the smallest cog in back. As the bike is pedaled with force the frame flexes and moves the chainrings side to side, which cause an intermittent rubbing noise. Loosening the H-limit would move the front cage out more, and may stop the rubbing, but it may also cause the chain to shift over the largest ring and come off. If all aspects of front derailleur adjustments are correct on this bike, the rider is simply exceeding the engineering and design capabilities of the machine.
Any Shimano cyclist knows how frustrating it is to be unable to shift gears just as you are coming to an important point of your ride. The culprit is more often than not a maladjusted front derailleur. When the front derailleur comes out of alignment, it prevents the chain in the bicycle from moving between higher and lower gears. There is no need to panic if this happens and it is actually something that you can fix on your own! All you need is a Phillips screwdriver and about 20 minutes.