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20.100 FR said:
A friend of mine (far from my house) has several front derailleurs.
Wich one should i pick to have the best tire clearance on my Surly KM frame ? :confused:

...Should work, both are Bottom pull, whereas the lower one is a Top pull. However, the upper left I guess works better with compact rings and the upper ring is better for "Standard" rings. This has to do with the cage profile. 9 Speeds?? I don't know, some say yes, others not so much...
 

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Thanks for the replies.

I already have got a front XT derailleur, but need to use "monkey nuts" with a bontrager 2.2.
That's why i'm checking with of theses derailleur i should choose to be able to remove the monkey nuts.
So i have to remove the bottom one fron the list.
Of the top 2, any idea of the "shortest" one ?
 

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20.100 FR said:
Thanks for the replies.

I already have got a front XT derailleur, but need to use "monkey nuts" with a bontrager 2.2.
That's why i'm checking with of theses derailleur i should choose to be able to remove the monkey nuts.
So i have to remove the bottom one fron the list.
Of the top 2, any idea of the "shortest" one ?
Visit Karate Monkey Blog for full discussion on nuts and front derailleurs. If you want to run your Monkey "nutless", there are a couple of derailleurs available.

http://www.surlybikes.com/spew12.html

Not sure a 2.2 ACX would work nutless, but going with the LX M571 traditional swing bottom pull swapping out for a pinch bolt with a button head may be the only possibility to get it to work.

Check the Blog pixs and suggestions.

BB (running nuts, XT traditional swing and ACX's on my Surly)
 
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