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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:31 pm 
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Hello,

I need to install front derailleur (Campy Record 11 braze on) and chaincatcher but but I don't know which one to choose:

CLAMPS:

parlee clamp
http://www.parleecycles.com/store/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
ratio clamp
http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/r ... ook-28436/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
mcfk
http://fairwheelbikes.com/mcfk-front-de ... -3676.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
or smud
http://smud-carbon.eu/fd_clamp.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

CHAINCATCHERS:
Deda Dog Fang
Fibre-lyte
http://r2-bike.com/Fibre-Lyte-kettenfae ... her-carbon" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Rotor
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or K-edge solution:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/k-edge-braze-on ... er-sl-kit/

Which is the stiffest and ...safest?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:37 pm 
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If you want something that you know will last forever and not let you down, go K-Edge. They're sturdy as all hell. Of course they're about the heaviest, too. I'd say you can go carbon on the clamp and stick with alloy on the catcher.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:41 pm 
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I never understood why people bought chain catchers. I've never used one and never had an issue with my chain randomly coming off my chainrings.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:44 pm 
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for crits and cobbles:)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:49 pm 
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It's more of an insurance thing--if your chain accidentally drops onto your nice carbon frame mid-stroke, you'll be in the market for a new frame. I'll pay the $15 now to save the $1500+ later.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:35 pm 
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Did you take a look at the chain catcher from Campagnolo?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:40 pm 
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Just fitted the K Edge chain catcher, nice neat and sturdy.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:53 am 
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I found another carbon clamp:

http://www.b-t-p.de/B-T-P_Team/Produkte ... helle.html
http://www.b-t-p.de/B-T-P_Team/products ... fting.html

but still I don't know if carbon clamp is good choice - safety and stiffness.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 12:58 pm 
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If you are running Campagnolo, the Campagnolo version is really nice. I have it on my latest Lotto -Belisol bike and it is vert compact, as compared to K-Edge. The Deda Dogfang is also a very good option, if it works for your frame.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:28 pm 
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delonaBianchi wrote:
Just fitted the K Edge chain catcher, nice neat and sturdy.


agreed. I have the first-gen units, but i hear the second gen units coming out are supposed to be better.

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:30 pm 
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The only thing better than the K-Edge in my book is Sram's catchers.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:28 pm 
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There are a bunch of carbon FD clamps, some are pretty cheap, as on eBay. This one is for $19.99.

Shimano 31.8mm 34.9mm Carbon Fiber Front Derailleur Braze On Bike Clamp Adapter

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If this works, it is a great weight savings/gram opportunity. If it doesn't work, then it would be a potentially costly mistake. If this is WW, someone should be posting here to tell us what works!

I'd like to get the Campagnolo chain catcher for my Athena 11-speed triple with a 30t inner chainring. But who to ask whether it works on the Athena triple? I can't even find a listing at the Campagnolo site.


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 5:04 am 
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I'm using an Omni racer carbon derailleur band clam and a KCNC chain catcher with Record FD. Shifting is fine. The Omni racer clamp cost $25 on eBay. The KCNC weighs 19 gram and has independent adjustment without affecting the FD position.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 6:54 am 
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I purchased a Rotor chain catcher but it didn't come with a bolt. Anyone know which size bolt i'd need? It's to be fitted to a braze on Campagnolo Super Record 11sp front mech.


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