Mountain Biking - did i just break my derailur? whoooops
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09-06-03, 06:08 PM
Went mtbing today and basically the bike flipped out from underneath me... im fine. I looked at the bike and just sorta gave it a shakedown. everything seems normal. now i do something stupid. I continued riding it even though i didnt give it a good look. I get to the bottom just as i get into the parking lot i cant pedal,somethings stuck. I look down and i thought I had lost the casing to derailur. I go back up looke for 15 minutes when I come back down I realize the derialur was completly flipped upside down. Now the bottom part gets stuck in the spokes partly and when i roll the bike the thing does a complete twist? can anyone offer me advice on what to do and whats wrong? thanks guys
09-06-03, 08:21 PM
remove derailur from spokes. get a new derailur. install. enjoy
I'd add checking the alignment of the derailleur hanger on the bike; hopefully you have a replacable hanger should it be bent or sheared off. The derailleur itself may be fine...take it to your LBS and have them check it out for you.
09-09-03, 12:47 AM
if its upside down im guessing the hanger and the derailur are cashed. your LBS can help you more than we can
09-09-03, 08:28 AM
Can you take a picture of it and post it? Can't really help w/o seeing what's wrong.
09-10-03, 06:40 PM
hey. Here are some pics. I am going to bring it to my LBS but just curious to see what you guys think is the problem and maybe if it would be cheaper to fix myself
09-10-03, 06:50 PM
sorry..cant post picture...o well..ill figure it out later but not now
09-11-03, 05:02 PM
remove the derailer, go with a single cog, and go singlespeed :)
Sounds like a good excuse for an upgrade ;)
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