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    Extra pieces after reassembling derailler

    This is a pretty dumb question, but I just reassembled part of my rear derailler after cleaning the jockey wheels, and I couldn't figure out where these pieces go. On a possibly related note, I find that when I tighten the bolts that secure the jockey wheels in place, the wheels don't spin freely. What's going on here.

    Here's a picture of the pieces followed by a picture of the partially reassembled part:




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    between the bearing's in the jockey wheels?

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    Oh wow that was dumb. Thanks.

    Thread please delete yourself now.

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    One of my first experiences messing around with a bike I made the same error. Had a kind of "what the hell were these used for" experience; easy to overlook them.

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    Hint: When you have two nearly identical sub-assemblies, do one first so you can look at the other to figure out how it goes back together.
    Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

    - Will Rogers

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    Hint 2: Since you have a digital camera, take pictures of stuff as you take it apart. Then you'll have a reference to check if you get stuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Hint 2: Since you have a digital camera, take pictures of stuff as you take it apart. Then you'll have a reference to check if you get stuck.
    +1

    You'll be surprised how often this can save you from reassembling something incorrectly.

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    +1 to the digicam. Saved my life with a Sturmey Archer. Before you pop those bushings back in, give em a coat of grease.

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