Questions tagged [derailleur]

Mechanism to move the chain from one sprocket to another.

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How do I figure out what crankset replacement will fit my derailleur?

I have a bike with a Shimano FC-M560 crankset in the front which I want to replace. I naively bought a Shimano FC-TY301 crankset, thinking that there's norms and that 3-speed cranksets are more or ...
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Test drive of bike derailed chain easily … bad sign or nothing?

I tested a bike at a bike shop today. I rode it about 30 feet / 10 meters, turned left up a very shallow hill, hit the left (forward) dérailleur and the chain came off (went past innermost front ...
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Help replacing front derailleur

Evening, total newb question maybe but it’s driving me mad. I have a Carrera Vulcan 2015 model which I bought second hand to aid my physiotherapy. From what I can work out by the spec sheet the ...
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Will 2 x 10 speed front derailleur work with 11 speed set up?

Would an existing 2x10 front mech work with a new 11 speed rear set up? Using all Shimano SLX with 11 speed shifter, rear mech and chain. Front chain rings are 2 x SLX 38/28.
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Bike chain slips in a strange way

I bought a new bike about a month ago. And it made a strange sound from the first ride , I thought the sound was because it was new and will disappear with time but it didn't. The sound is like a ...
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One extra position on front derailleur besides trim

After I changed shift cables, I have 4 positions on my front derailleur. WTF? I have a double chainring. I have a trim position as well, but after shifting to the big chainring, I can still move the ...
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Front chainring spacing difference between Shimano and Campagnolo?

I want to upgrade my mid 80s road bike from a 50 tooth to a 53. But the BCD of the big triple chainring is some rare standard that it costs less to buy a whole (used) crank instead. And of course this ...
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Adjustment necessary for stationary trainer

I am looking at purchasing a stationary trainer that will be shared with my wife and would prefer to do a wheel off trainer. Both of our bikes have a 11-28T cassette. So, theoretically, if the ...
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RD-TZ40 ME Replacement

I've damaged the rear derailleur on my bike, and it needs to be replaced. I don't really have an LBS. I've looked around online, but I can't seem to find a correct replacement. I should clarify that ...
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OK to ride with a slightly bent mech hanger?

My rear derailleur took a knock from a fall, and the entire shifting range moved inwards by about one sprocket width. I suspect, but am not sure, that the mech hanger got slightly bent (could be ...
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Is this regular chain/pulley noise or is there someting I should check/adjust?

Extra images I'm 99% certain the noise is coming off one or both of the derailleur pulleys, but not sure if it's to be expected or if it's irregular and something that should be fixed? Edit Just ...
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Sora STI Shifters with Deore

I'm building a touring bike and was interesting in using STI shifters, just wondering if this setup will work. Shimano Sora 3500 STI Triple 3x9 Speed Road Lever Set with Shimano Deore M590 Top Swing ...
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Installing modern Deraileurs in an Old type mountain bike Frame

Found my old mountainbike(steelframe) and i saw that its Rear Deraileur was worn out, was wondering would i be able to install a modern deraileur on a bike frame like this? I'd also like to ask if ...
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Are there real-life alternatives to the chain+derailleur combo?

I was reading an article about the CeramicSpeed’s Driven concept and, while not interested in the efficiency part, the chainless system reminded me of something I was wondering for some time: are ...
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Rear derailleur moves to much for each click - tried everything

Two years ago I build a bike (flat bar) with SRAM 1x11. Around a month ago the rear-derailleur broke (guide pulley broke). I bought a new rear derailleur: Shimano 105 RD-5800-GS. After installation ...
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Shimano front derailleur - tensioning, can't move shifter

I am trying to fix the front shifting on a bike (not my own, family member). The original reported problems were inability to shift into 3 (largest), combined with a tendency for the chain to come off ...
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Electric road bike - Compatibility questions

I am building an ebike on a road frame. I am using a Bafang G310 rear hub motor & 8 Speed Shimano cassette. I plan to use a long MTB rear 8 spd derailleur (either Acera or Alivio). For my crankset ...
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Is there a front derailer clamp diameter that is near 29.6 or 29.7mm?

I have a 1966 Schwinn Super Sport that I bought without a front derailer. The seat tube clamp diameter (i.e., the diameter measured out outside the seat tube, where a derailer would go) is ~29.6mm. ...
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Deore Derailleur w/ Tiagra STI Shifter Compatibility

I have Shimano Deore RD M591 Rear Derailleur (http://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-Deore-M591-9-SPD-Rear-Derailleur) that I am having trouble dialing in shifting when used with Tiagra 4700 2x10 STI ...
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Will Shimano M6000 Rear Derailleur SG (medium cage) work with cassette other then 42t?

I was thinking about buying Shimano Deore groupset to upgrade my ride, checking both older M610s and newer M6000s. The hitch is I want 2x10 set commuter flavor. That means narrow ratio cassette, like ...
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Mystery little bolt fell off near rear axle

Hi All! Please help with advice. I was doing some regular brush cleaning on my new Diamond Mission Pro bike that I purchased off the diamondback website (less then month old). A little bolt near rear ...
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Mating Brifters and MTB drive train and disc brakes - Marriage or Divorce

Looking to buy a Salsa-Cutthroat equipped with SRAM Rival brifters; a 1X drive train (11-42t rear cassette RAM Rival long cage deraileur); SRAM GX 1000 crankset; and SRAM Rival Hydraulic Disc Brakes. ...
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Incompatible front derailleur/crankset?

I recently bought a Tandem from the 90's and now trying to adjust the derailleurs. But, no matter what I do, I don't manage to properly set up the 3-way front derailleur. It either properly shifts ...
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Run a Shimano STX derailleur with 8 speed cassette or bigger?

I've heard that it's possible to run the same derailleur with different shifters to get a different number of gears. I would like to know what the limits are to this idea. I want to keep my Shimano ...
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Upgrading an old Trek

I have an old Trek from the early 80's, the serial number says its either a 610, 613, or 614. A lot of the parts are getting old and I'd like to replace a lot of them. One part that I an not sure on ...
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Fitting a 9-speed 11-50T cassette on MTB: which derailleur?

I'm trying to understand if its possible to fit a 9-speed 11-50T cassette (found one on Ali) on my MTB. The plan is to go 1×9. The problem is that I can't seem to understand the if a specific ...
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Replacing one derailleur with another type

I have an older bike (between 10 and 15 years old), which has a alivio derailleur. It's an 8 speed, and I just replaced the cassette, chain and crank set. I noticed that there was a large amount of ...
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Help! I've rounded off my bolts!

I was working on my bike and was about to add some more tension to my SLX clutch mech. While trying to remove the clutch cover I accidentally rounded off the bolts, so I have no way of getting the ...
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Why is my Ultegra 6600 much noisier when cross chaining compared to my Deore XT M8000?

This has been bugging me for a while. The Ultegra has no visible wear. The chain has no measurable stretch. The Deore is silent even when dirty and not oiled. The Ultegra is much noisier when freshly ...
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Chain not sliding into casette perfectly

I have a RD 7900 derailleur and a standard 105 28t casette. After replacing my wheelset I observed after I put my bike on the workstand that the chain is not sliding in perfectly into the casette ...
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Shimano: what's the difference between medium cage and long cage?

I'm looking at XTR Di2, and it seems the rear derailleur comes in 2 variations: medium cage and long cage. What are the two sizes for? Do they match different types of cassettes? What kind would I ...
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Shimano RD-5800 and 7 speed cassette

Is Shimano RD-5800 rear derailleur compatible with a 7 speed cassette?
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Why does my rear derailleur's indexing work for either the high or the low gears, but not both?

I am adjusting my rear derailleur indexing. It seems impossible to find the correct tightness. When I tighten the tension with the tension barrel adjuster, I have one of two problems: either it is too ...
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Gears shift perfectly when suspended on rack, but not on the ground?

So I had recently solved some issues I was having thanks to the community. I re-tuned my bike on a suspended mount and everytning looks great. On the ground, all of the gears work smoothly except for ...
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Dura Ace 7700 rear derailleur will not fit into hanger

I am in the process of building up a Cannondale CAAD4 Saeco team frame using Dura Ace 7700 components from the same era of the frame. I am learning as I go along, so I apologize if these questions ...
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All gears shift smoothly, but won’t shift into 1st gear/large cog. Help?

So I was tuning my newly acquired bike today and working with all 8 gears on the rear derailleur. I managed to properly set the high limit screw as well as cable tension so all gears shift smoothly ...
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Can I use a narrowide chainring on a double rings crankset?

I would like to go touring using my narrowide chainring, but I would like as well to put a smaller chainring (the infamous Grannie) so that I could have it as a last resort in case of really hard ...
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How do I choose a replacement Derailleur?

I have a Psycle Werks downhill-bike and the derailleur got bent and cracked I need it to get replaced does anyone know or have any suggestions on where I can get a new one or what I should do?
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What type of rear derailleur to buy?

My cheap bike that I use to commute has been taking a lot of punishment (mostly from salt that's been used to melt the snow). I've been thinking about changing the rear derailleur (maybe not right now,...
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Why did Shimano eliminate the B tension spring on the latest rear derailleurs?

While working on my bikes (a road bike with Ultegra 6600 groupset and a MTB with Shimano deore XT M8000) I noticed that the upper pivot on the Deore does not freely rotate. Looking at the exploded ...
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Are there any rear derailleurs compatible with Shimano Tourney RD TX 80

I need a new rear derailleur for my Claud Butler Urban 200. I have looked at the old one and can see it is a Shimano Tourney RD TX 80 -7. I have found these quite hard to get and I am wondering if ...
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Replacing Motobecane 500 HT derailleur hanger

Can I just replace my rear derailer hanger in order to fix my derailer, is that an option? It looks like it broke and it definitely is detachable.
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Must replacement crankset have the same number of teeth?

I have a Giant Boulder 520 (1996) and I am upgrading it bit by bit. I bought a new Shimano 7 speed cassette 11-28T. Now, I want to replace my crank set, however I do not know which size to buy. Does ...
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Need help getting the right derailleurs for a vintage 12 speed double

What derailleurs do I need? 2x6 speed 52 and 42 tooth up front. Crank set is Shimano 600 I believe the bike is a Raleigh Road Ace. I came here a month ago asking to identify the bike and now I'm ...
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Derailleur On A Single Speed

Earlier today, I saw this bike with an absolutely bizarre drive-train. It looks like a single speed, but it has a derailleur on attached to it. The derailleur does not move horizontally, but only ...
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My chain slips despite new parts and tuneup

I use my bike for commuting, and so my knowledge of bikes is enough to make to work and back. I have a trek 4500 mb. I purchased it used, and from the very first day I have had this issue where the ...
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Replaced chain, now the chain falls onto the small chaining

I rode for a little while longer then I should have with my old chain, so I replaced the old chain and cassette. But now when I ride in the big ring, the drivetrain makes a horrible sound and the ...
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How efficient is string bike? Is this really a revolutionary bike?

Bicycles are getting evolved with good technologies or methodologies as the period changes. Now, this one bike, so called string bike has been introduced, which doesn't have chain, derailleur but ...
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Swapping out my front and rear derailleurs

I have been having trouble adjusting my gears correctly, so that they stop making noise and grinding in one spot or another. Every time I set the high, the low goes and then fiddling with the cable ...
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How do I thread rear derailleur cable through this adjuster?

this is a Lemond Zurich from around 1999 that I'm converting to 10 speed in rear. I can't get the cable to thread past this metal part that seems to be a fine adjustment for rear derailleur. I can't ...

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