Bicycle Mechanics - need help replacing derailleur
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03-11-09, 05:56 PM
I need to replace my old shimano 600 derailleur but don't know what to buy. I'm riding a trek 610 with an 8 cog shimano cassette. reccomendations?
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03-11-09, 08:04 PM
Here's a deal that's hard to beat:
Oh - the 27T MAX is BS - it will handle a 32 without a hiccup.
03-12-09, 10:58 AM
thanks. so this will work as a replacement for the shimano 600. whats i really don't know much about the mechanics and don't wanna buy something that doesnt work. the rear cassette i have is an 8 speed shimano hyperglide i believe its call.
03-12-09, 12:43 PM
Rear derailleurs are pretty interchangeable, especially for 8 spds in the back. Depending on whether you have a triple or not (I'm assuming not, as it's an older derailleur), you may need a longer cage. Also, many new derailleurs are set up top-normal, so they shift backwards. In other words, they're at rest on your large cog and shift toward the small one.
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