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    Rear Mech Derailleur Help

    Hi, Im a bit of a noob, just after some general advice. Whilst out the other day, I stacked it lol, my rear mech got bent some how, then got caught in the wheel, and has snapped clean down the middle. So i'm needing a complete new mech. The bike in question is not a dear bike, just one I use to get to college and around town etc. How much should I expect to pay for a new mech and for it to be fitted, i dont want to get ripped off, as I dont know much about bikes.

    Any help appreciated, Nathan.

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    I'd expect about $100, depending on if your frame and wheel are damaged. Just the part will probably be $50 or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturmcrow View Post
    I'd expect about $100, depending on if your frame and wheel are damaged. Just the part will probably be $50 or so.
    No damage to the frame or wheel what-so-ever, just the mech needs replacing. Well atleast I'm pretty sure thats all that needs doing, in which case it might not be as expensive as I thought.

    Thanks.

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    Cheapest option will be ~15 for the derailleur and 10 to put it on.

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    I've seen some cheap shimano ones on ebay, just I'm unsure as to which specs I should be getting?

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    That depends on your cassette and chainrings. How many cogs on the rear cassette? How many teeth on the largest cog of the cassette? How many chainrings up front?
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    Only panthers007 is stupid enough to believe that this is a good idea.

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    Seven cogs at the rear, with the largest having 34 teetg and 3 cogs at the front.

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    You'll need a mountain bike rear derailleur.

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    Yup - look for a long-cage mountain derailleur. You can find some pretty cheap, and good, ones all over the net.
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    Only panthers007 is stupid enough to believe that this is a good idea.

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    Likely the hangar got bent too. That's where the DER attaches to the bike.

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