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    new derailleur

    I have a Giant Cypress ST with a Shimano Tourney for the rear derailleur. It has the Shimano 14-34 7-speed casset. I completely demolished the rear derailler today in an unforunate accident. I was wondering If there is a better derailler I could buy for the casset for under $50. The current derailler mounts to the frame by a large hex bolt.

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    Shimano Tourney is a $20 derailleur.

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    The Tourney was about as low a line as Shimano produced. It was functional but heavy and somewhat crude.

    Just about any current derailleur will be better. For your 34T cassette you need a mountain bike rear derailleur and Shimano makes a bunch at different price points. See an LBS and ask for something in the price range you want.

    Nashbar has Shimano's Deore MTB rear derailleur for only $18. Look here: http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...%20Derailleurs

    Ignore the "8/9-speed" designation. It will work fine with your 7-speed cassette.

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    sweet. thank you. by the way, what is an LBS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog
    sweet. thank you. by the way, what is an LBS?
    LBS = Local Bike Shop I.e. the guys you should see when all else fails.

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    LBS is Local bike shop, dirtworld.com has a page devoted to all the slang in the mtb world.
    I should be riding not typing

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