Front derailleur clamp/adapter and chaincatcher

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fifarafa
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by fifarafa

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
Token

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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sigismond0
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by sigismond0

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.

deermatt
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by deermatt

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.

fifarafa
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by fifarafa

for crits and cobbles:)

sigismond0
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by sigismond0

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.

claus
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by claus

Did you take a look at the chain catcher from Campagnolo?

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delonaBianchi
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by delonaBianchi

Just fitted the K Edge chain catcher, nice neat and sturdy.

Causidicus
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by Causidicus

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fifarafa
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by fifarafa

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.

Geoff
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by Geoff

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.

FIJIGabe
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by FIJIGabe

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.
Madone 9 https://goo.gl/7UwZpV
Crockett https://goo.gl/f5PdCN
Madone 5 https://goo.gl/cMdyFo

Madone 4, Cobia. I own a lot of Treks.

sigismond0
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by sigismond0

The only thing better than the K-Edge in my book is Sram's catchers.

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Ritterview
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by Ritterview

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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vinceflynow
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by vinceflynow

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.

lone wheeler
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by lone wheeler

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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