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Old 06-23-07, 06:59 PM   #1
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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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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.
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