Insane Bicycle Mechanic
Join Date: Mar 2008
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Originally Posted by burck
Will any Shimano rear derailleur work? Other brands? Thanks in advance.
Any current and 95% of Shimano's older rear derailleurs will work. The exceptions are pre-1985-ish non-index and pre-1997 Dura-Ace derailleurs. You'll have to look very hard to find any of those, so we can round off to 100%.
Also, Taiwan-made Shimano clones (usually Sunrace brand) should work.
Avoid SRAM derailleurs with a number-dot-zero on them (3.0, 7.0, 9.0, etc.). These are not compatible with Shimano indexing.
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