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SR EPS Front Derailer

Postby Krank » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:00 am

Hi.

I see braze on and clamp on for the SR EPS Front Derailer.

I have just purchased the SR EPS Front Derailer from Wiggle, but do not know if I need braze on or clamp on.

What circumstances dictate which method of clamping I need for my Oltre XR frameset?

How do I tell the difference?

Does the SR EPS Front Derailer come in 2 choices - clamp on and brazeon?


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Re: SR EPS Front Derailer

Postby RonK » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:19 pm

Does the frame you will fit the derailleur to have a derailleur mount or not. That is what dictates the choice.

If it has a mount, then you need a braze-on derailleur. If not you need a clamp on, and may also need to specify the clamp diameter.

Can't advise about the Oltre, but I suspect it will have an irregular downtube profile so will likely have a mount.

Note that if you get s braze-on, you can usually buy a clamp separately. So if in doubt get a braze-on.

BTW, have you been getting into the barra?
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Re: SR EPS Front Derailer

Postby Krank » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:27 pm

No mount on the frame.

I will liaise with Wiggle and get some more info.

Barra very slow for last few months, as the WET season has only just begun here with light monsoon stuff.

We have been trying hard for barra, but our last barra was November last year...

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Re: SR EPS Front Derailer

Postby RonK » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:31 pm

OK, the EPS derailleur may be multi-fit. You can probably find out on the Campy site.
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Re: SR EPS Front Derailer

Postby RonK » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:32 pm

Once the monsoon starts you will need a water bike.
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Re: SR EPS Front Derailer

Postby Krank » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:41 pm

this is what campag site stated for the front derailer:

"Welded with clampon kit Ø32, 35mm".

Too me, ambiguous - perhaps you can clarify...??

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Re: SR EPS Front Derailer

Postby RonK » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:13 pm

What it is saying is that the derailleur is braze-on with clamp kits for 32mm and 35mm seat tubes.

You should be pretty safe ordering it. If Bianchi uses some other size tube they would surely have included a braze-on mount.
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Re: SR EPS Front Derailer

Postby Krank » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:15 pm

OK - So, it can be used for different frames. I get it now. THanks


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Re: SR EPS Front Derailer

Postby Krank » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:21 pm

RonK wrote:Once the monsoon starts you will need a water bike.


Any pics on a water bike? Could be interesting... :-)


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Re: SR EPS Front Derailer

Postby RonK » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:31 am

Hehe, try this. :)
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Re: SR EPS Front Derailer

Postby Krank » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:30 am

luv it!

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