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 Post subject: Flying Gate help!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:21 pm 
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Has anyone got any ideas on replacing the front dérailleur on my Flying Gate which fell apart this morning?

It did have a Suntour Cyclone with an adjustable clamp on it which allowed for the small tube size (25mm I think?) and also allowed adjustment for the upright tube angle.

I use the bike to commute on every day so need a solution as soon as possible!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:08 pm 
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That is lovely! No idea where you get a replacement, could you repair the one you have by swapping components from a standard mech of the same type?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:57 pm 
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Thanks The Ken, the mech is fine in fact it's basically just a braze-on that's been mounted on an extension to allow for the tube angle. It's the extension that's snapped and that seems to be rare as the proverbial hen's teeth.


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Your best bet might be to ask someone to cnc it, using the old one for measurements.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:24 am 
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BITD they were few and far between...........do the parts mate up enough for a repair ?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:33 am 
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The clamp has shattered into a number of pieces. I think I may have to go down the CNC route and get a replacement made. Bu@@er.


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