Microshift Centos 10 Speed Front Derailleur Review and Installation

Last Updated on January 12, 2022 by FAB Jim The Cyclist

I was looking for a nice old school looking derailleur that I could get new for my Surly Cross Check build and landed on the Microshift Centos groupset.  The group I have is new, but a slightly older version and very silver.  It is a 2×10 groupset so the front derailleur is a 2X.  The newest Centos group is an 11 speed.  It looks great and I’m hoping it works just as good, check it out:

Microshift Centos Front Derailleur 2×10

Here are some specs:

Model – FD-R74

Speed – 10 Speed

Chainring Count – 2X Double

Cable Route – Down Pull

Capacity – 16T

Top Gear Teeth – 50-56T

Outer Link Material – Forged Aluminum

Compatibility – 10 Speed Shimano

Weight: 100 grams

Here are Microshifts Installation instructions for front derailleurs:

Microshift Front Derailleur Installation Instructions Road

I’ll update the review after I have finished my install and get some miles on.

Here is a very similar Microshift 10 speed front derailleur on Amazon:

Microshift R10 F Derailleur 10S Double 56T Max BrazeOn Shimano Compatible – AMAZON

Published by FAB Jim The Cyclist

Jim has over 40 years of experience with bicycles and loves road and mountain biking and just going for calm cruises. He is a mechanic who has built custom bikes and is also very interested in bike history.

3 thoughts on “Microshift Centos 10 Speed Front Derailleur Review and Installation

    1. It’s a lot of fun. I think it’s going to have the look I was going for. Hoping I get all the parts tuned right so I like riding it as much as looking at it. I didn’t start out with the idea of it being a not Shimano bike, but it’s definitely worked out that way.

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