derailleur upgrade

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derailleur upgrade

Postby iankenny » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:38 pm

Hi, all new to the forum, and just getting back into cycling after about twenty years!

I'm upgrading an older mountain bike, and want to fit a new rear derailleur, the problem is the old one has a cheap and nasty no-name type in which the bracket that holds the derailleur actually clips over the axel and is held in place when the axel bolts are tightened.

The shimano XT that I want to fit doesn't have this, it instead has a threaded end designed to screw in a pre-formed bracket.

Is there anyway around this?

BTW, is it "derailleur" or "derailer"?

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Postby Kalgrm » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:17 pm

G'day iankenny,

Welcome to the forum.

It does not sound good at this stage. I think you're going to be up for a new frame, but it is hard to say until we see your current one. The "no name" derailleur doesn't fill me with hope though.


(Call it RD if you like - rear derailleur - because it is a pain to type out each time ....)
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Postby Deanj » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:35 pm

Would THIS fit? From the description it gives, it sounds the like thing your after.

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Postby iankenny » Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:40 pm

Thanx for the tip folks, I might give the adaptor a try before I go down the new frame path (although a new frame IS tempting!).

Will post the results here once I've tried for any others facing the same problem.

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