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Front Derailleur - Please help


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Hi Guys,

 

So while cleaning my road bike, I noticed a bolt missing on my FD.

 

Can anyone perhaps give me clarity if this is in fact a bolt or if it's a permanent strut that broke off.

 

Many thanks,

 

Inus

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Hi Guys,

 

So while cleaning my road bike, I noticed a bolt missing on my FD.

 

Can anyone perhaps give me clarity if this is in fact a bolt or if it's a permanent strut that broke off.

 

Many thanks,

 

Inus

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Here is the pic

That looks like a rivet that is missing. check the opposite side of the hole.

 

You will be able to drill it out the rivet that is currently in the other side and put a bolt through of course.

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Thanks for the advice @TDFN and @RobertWhitehead. Only noticed it when it stopped going into the lower chainring. I think it's confirmed that it was infact a rivot that broke off and not a bolt that got out.

 

Guess I'll just get a new FD in due time

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You can fix that with bloudraad or a pin or a bolt until you're allowed to leave the house again. Just don't knock the rivet out completely while you're doing it - either knock it out with a pin punch and then follow the punch back through with the bolt, or use the bolt as a punch to chase the pin out. If that spring unwinds it's not going back in again.

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