Bicycle Mechanics - rear derailleur
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05-20-09, 01:02 AM
Hi, I finally purchased a road bike. A mid 80's nishiki landau. I replaced the rear shifter cable and did not adjust the derailleur properly. It got caught in the spokes and is now fubar. The bike is a 12 speed, which derailleur do I need? The long, medium or short cage? As I understand, I can use a derailleur for a cassette with more sprockets, correct? The one that was on there was either long or medium, judging by the pictures at jenson. Thanks for any help.
05-20-09, 08:38 AM
you need a short cage dérailleur.
05-20-09, 08:46 AM
If you'd like a really nice rear-derailleur for 1/2 it's retail price, a Shimano Ultegra RD-6500 GS is top-drawer:
And it certainly will fit your 12spd. Nishiki. Which are very nice bikes.
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