Are Shimano FDs (for a triple) interchangeable (sic)?

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Are Shimano FDs (for a triple) interchangeable (sic)?

Postby X-wing » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:00 pm

Hello helpful forumites, I have a question about Shimano FDs for triples.

I need to get a FD for my Sora equipped triple, but they are proving a little hard to find, compared to 105 or Ultegra versions.

So the question is, if I buy a 105 FD (for a triple) will it do the same job as the Sora FD (for a triple)?

I don't want to buy a 105 one if it won't do the job.

I can't see why it wouldn't do the job, but just thought I should check before I hit the purchase button.

Cheers,
Marcus

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Re: Are Shimano FDs (for a triple) interchangeable (sic)?

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:02 am

Go for it Marcus
Just make sure the clamp sizing/seattube angle match the Sora and the setup is good.

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Re: Are Shimano FDs (for a triple) interchangeable (sic)?

Postby X-wing » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:08 pm

Thanks Shaun,
seat tube angle wasn't something I had considered - I will add it to the checklist.

cheers,
Marcus

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Re: Are Shimano FDs (for a triple) interchangeable (sic)?

Postby casual_cyclist » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:03 pm

X-wing wrote:Thanks Shaun,
seat tube angle wasn't something I had considered - I will add it to the checklist.

cheers,
Marcus

Also, check the Top Gear Teeth and Capacity.

I bought a 105 triple but it's capacity is 18t and I need 22t. :roll:
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