I gather even within top pull derailleurs there are "conventional" and "top swing"....
my current frame has got a top pull front derailleur. Its cable connects to the outside of the derailleur itself, i.e. the side nearest the largest chain ring.
So is this "top swing" or "conventional"...?
also am I right in thinking I could have either a "top swing" OR a conventional with a 4-bar linkage frame, but on a single pivot frame like an orange five or a santa cruz heckler i could only have the type of front mech where it connects from the back - whatever this is called, the opposite of what i've currently got.
In other words if i changed frame from a 4 bar to a single pivot would i have to buy a new front mech.