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 Post subject: Derailleur Clamps
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:09 am 
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Has anybody replaced their Derailleur Clamp with an aftermarket clamp?
If so, what kind of weight savings can be seen there?
I have a 34.9 Dura-Ace 7800 Front Derailleur.

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 Post subject: Re: Derailleur Clamps
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:30 am 
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I use Parlee clamp with 7800 but there are others -Fiber Lyte, BTP - made
from carbon - around 7 gr. and some light Alu. clamps too.


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 Post subject: Re: Derailleur Clamps
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:41 am 
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SL58 wrote:
I use Parlee clamp with 7800 but there are others -Fiber Lyte, BTP - made
from carbon - around 7 gr. and some light Alu. clamps too.


Thanks. :thumbup:

Do you remember how much your 7800 clamp weighed?

It looks like Shimano Fr. Der. clamps are about 30g, correct?

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 Post subject: Re: Derailleur Clamps
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:19 am 
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I just put on a KCNC clamp, partially to save weight and partially go get black. It seems well made and is much cleaner than the previous one, and it weighs 15g compared to the 30g clunky clamp. The only quirk is that it positions the front derailleur somewhat farther back than the other clamp, but the shifting is fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Derailleur Clamps
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:49 am 
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Thanks for that BK.

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 Post subject: Re: Derailleur Clamps
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:20 pm 
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but remember you need a "braze on" Front Derailleur for the aftermarket clamps


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 Post subject: Re: Derailleur Clamps
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:49 pm 
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SL58 wrote:
I use Parlee clamp with 7800 but there are others -Fiber Lyte, BTP - made
from carbon - around 7 gr. and some light Alu. clamps too.


I also use a Parlee clamp on my SR FD. The clamp did slide down even using the plastic clear tape that was supplied with the clamp. I finally found that cloth tape allows a better friction surface and the FD no longer slides down into the crankset.


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 Post subject: Re: Derailleur Clamps
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:51 am 
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Bump...

Just wondering if anyone out there can provide any comparisons between the Parlee and Mcfk carbon derailleur clamps? Are they equal in stiffness etc?

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 Post subject: Re: Derailleur Clamps
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:38 pm 
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Butcher wrote:
SL58 wrote:
I use Parlee clamp with 7800 but there are others -Fiber Lyte, BTP - made
from carbon - around 7 gr. and some light Alu. clamps too.


I also use a Parlee clamp on my SR FD. The clamp did slide down even using the plastic clear tape that was supplied with the clamp. I finally found that cloth tape allows a better friction surface and the FD no longer slides down into the crankset.


i had no issues with my Parlee carbon clamp on my Litespeed. i used Tacx carbon paste when i put it on. never moved since.

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 Post subject: Re: Derailleur Clamps
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:38 pm 
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I'm using the omni racer carbon 34.9 clamp on my caad9. Comes in at 6g. Sram red setup comes in at around 65g. I used carbon paste and have no issues with it moving around. Also shifts just as good as it did before. Not bad for $25.

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