FD-R440A

FD-R440A
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SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
FD-R440A
SI-5H00A
Front derailleur
Before use, read these instructions carefully, and follow them for
correct use.
WARNING
• Obtain, read and carefully service instructions when
installing parts. A loose, worn, or damaged parts may
cause injury to the rider.
We strongly recommend that only genuine Shimano
replacement parts be used.
Note
• For smooth operation, use the specified outer casing and
bottom bracket cable guide.
• Grease the inner cable and the inside of the outer casing
before use to ensure that they slide properly.
• For maximum performance we highly recommend
Shimano lubricants and maintenance products.
• For any questions regarding methods of installation,
adjustment, maintenance or operation, please contact a
professional bicycle dealer.
In order to realize the best performance, we
recommend that the following combination be used.
Shifting lever
Front
SL-R440
Rear
SL-R440-8
Outer casing
Gears
Front derailleur
SP40
16
FD-R440A
Front chainwheel
FC-3300
Bottom bracket
BB-UN40
Rear derailleur
RD-3300
Freehub
FH-3300
Cassette sprocket
CH-HG50-8
Chain
CN-HG50
Bottom bracket cable guide
SM-SP17
Specifications
Type
Front derailleur
installation band diameter
Band type / Brazed on type
S (28.6mm), M (31.8mm)
Chainstay angle ()
61° - 66°
Chain line
43.5mm
Installation of the front derailleur
1. Adjust so that the clearance
between the chain guide outer
plate and the large gear is
1 - 3 mm before installing.
Clearance: 1 - 3 mm
SG
A-53
Chain guide outer plate
2. The level section of the chain
guide outer plate should be
directly above and parallel to
the largest chainring.
Chainwheel
(largest chainring)
3. Secure using a 5mm Allen key.
Chain guide
Tightening torque:
5 - 7 Nm
{44 - 60 in. lbs.}
SIS adjustment
1. Low adjustment
Set so that the clearance between the chain guide inner
plate and the chain is 0-0.5 mm.
Largest
sprocket
Inner ring
B A
A
Low
adjustment
screw
B
Chain guide
inner plate
Chain
2. Connection and securing of cable
While pulling the inner cable, tighten the wirw fixing bolt with a 5 mm
allen key to secure the cable.
Tightening torque: 5 - 7 Nm
{44 - 60 in. lbs.}
After taking up the initial slack in the cable, resecure to the front derailleur as shown in the
illustration.
Pull
3. Top adjustment
Set so that the clearance between the chain guide outer
plate and the chain is 0-0.5 mm.
Smallest
sprocket
Outer ring
B A
Top
adjustment
screw
B
A
Chain guide
outer plate
Chain
Largest
sprocket
4. Adjustment of the cable tention
Outer ring
(1) Set the chain to the largest rear sprocket, and shift the front
to top gear.
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Front shifting (SL-R440)
Both lever (A) and lever (B) always return to the initial position when they are released after
shifting.When operating one of the levers, always be sure to turn the crank arm at the same time.
To shift from a small chainring to a
larger chainring
To shift from a large chainring to a
smaller chainring
When lever (A) is pressed once, there is a shift
of one step from a small chainring to a larger
chainring.
Example: from intermediate chainring to
largest chainring.
When lever (B) is pressed once, there is a
shift of one step from a large chainring to a
smaller chainring.
Lever (A) initial
position
Example:
from largest chainring to intermediate
chainring.
Levier (B)
(2) Perform the trimming.
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Trimming (noise-prevention mechanism)
Gently press the lever (B).(A “click” sound will be heard.)
(3) After trimming, adjust the clearance (by using the cable-adjustment bolt)
of the chain and chaib guide yo the minimum (0-0.5mm).
Clearance:
0 - 0.5mm
B
Largest
sprocket
A
Outer ring
Chain guide
inner plate
Outer casing adjustment bolt
Chain
Be sure to read these service instructions in conjunction with the service instructions for the
SL-R440 before use.
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One Holland Irvine CA 92618 U.S.A. Phone 949-951-5003
Industrieweg 24 NL-8071 CT Nunspeet Holland Phone 31-341-272222
77 Oimatsu-cho 3-cho Sakai Osaka 590-8577 Japan Phone 0722-23-3243
Please note: specifications are subject to change for improvement without notice. (English)
© Oct. 2000 by Shimano Inc. XBC SZK Printed in Japan.
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