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Old 04-23-07, 04:58 PM   #1
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What replacement rear derailer do I get for my Motobecane Jubile Sport?

Its a later model with a Vitus frame. I'm looking for an inexpensive but a good performer. In other words the "best buy for the buck".
Also, I want to move the shifters on the stem (its on the DT right now). Please suggest where to buy these stuffs?
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Try a cheap Shimano derailleur with a claw hanger. My shop sells Tourney RDs for $9 or so.
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Thanks Reve!
Do I need to specify for how many speed its for or would any of them work?
Thanks again!
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Old 04-24-07, 03:28 PM   #5
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Thanks Reve!
Do I need to specify for how many speed its for or would any of them work?
Thanks again!
No. Any inexpensive derailleur will work in friction mode. Shimano sells I think the tourney and the Alivio with hangers and without. But if your moto has a derailluer hanger already (as in it's part of the dropout) it might be an older type and it may not be long enough to use with a modern derailluer. I suppose you could bypass though and use a separate hanger anyway.

You can also buy a derailluer hanger by itself (made by sunrace) if you have an old derailleur hanging around to use. I put an Alivio derailluer on my wife's 70's nishiki and it's great. You could also consider Sunrace derailleurs if you wanted. They carry them here: http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...lleurs&tc=Rear

As for the stem mounted shifters, Sunrace still makes some but I believe they're index only. You could probably get some old ones for next to free either from ebay or a forum member. Hardly anyone likes them anymore, but they came on a lot of bikes in the 70s.
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All is well now.

' turns out I just need to adjust the screw at the back.
Thanks for helping me out, guys!
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