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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:42 am 
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Finally have 99% of the parts for my new Supersix (2015 HM/58cm) and was setting it all up last night when I came to page 10 of the front deraillieur setup.
( http://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-FD0002-05-ENG.pdf )

There is a tool mentioned (TL-FD90) to decide whether to use the converter:on or converter:off position.

This determines the FD cable angle.

I bought the DA parts from Merlin in one of their 'brown box' deals - I think it has minimal packaging etc. Anyway, I've looked for the plastic alignment tool to determine whether to have the converter on or off but I can't find it.

Can anyone help me out?
Anyone with a 2015 Supersix Evo HM? What FD converter position did you use? On or off?

It's DA9000.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:48 am 
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You don't need the tool. Just eyeball it when you have it installed and take your best guess. If you pick the wrong setting, your FD won't shift smoothly/properly and you'll know to swap it.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:52 pm 
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Thanks - no doubt I could try one way then the other but it must be a standard setting for supersix owners.
Will give it a whirl later tonight...


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:55 pm 
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There won't be a standard setting. Depends on how high the front mech is and what angle the seat tube is at.

So size and build dependant.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:02 pm 
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Try the ON position first.

The converter design is flawed anyway. I have experimented extensively with it. On my Cannondale Supersix (non evo) i get much better FD trim and shifting by ignoring Shimano's converter tab completely and passing the cable straight over the top of the bolt instead. I get better leverage and the lever requires less force. Make of that what you will.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:58 pm 
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Thanks - the ON position worked and the FD shifts like a hot knife :) Happy to have moved from 9spd tiagra to 11spd DA - and it's sunny today... BOOM!


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