I'm very confused.
Front mech for a Cove Hustler.
What front mech is reccomended for the Cove Hustler, I've fitted a XT top pull top swing mech and on the smallest front and rear sprokets the chain catches on the bottom of the mech frame?
The Cove Hustler, STD and Hooker all require a conventional swing, 34.9, top pull front mech.
So I bought one of these:
Convential, 34.9mm, top and bottom pull compatible, 9 speed, triple ring.
When I came to fit it I found that the cable took a very sharp angle as it exited the last cleat on the downtube.
Even more of a problem was that one click of the handlebar shifter moved the derailleur a distance that's more than one chain ring.
So if the middle ring is set correctly then the mech goes too far on the large ring, and there's loads of slack on the small ring.
In the end there were three of us looking at this including a bike mechanic and we decided that it had to be the wrong deraullier for the bike.
The shifters are 1 year old SLX.
Any ideas what I should be using and why this didn't work?