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Old 08-07-10, 05:14 PM   #1
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Hi. Which size allan wrench do I need to get the pulleys out of a Shimano Deore Xt derailleur? (It must be metric).
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It is metric. Probably a 2 or 3 mm allen key, depending on the age of the derailleur.

fwiw, ALL nuts and bolts on any bike made in the last 30 years is metric. If you do not have a metric allen key set and you ever work on bikes you need to get a metric allen key set. Trying to use SAE tools is a sure fire way to strip out nuts and bolts.
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3mm

But really you should get a whole set. Not expensive.

I don't even remember the last time I used my SAE allen keys...
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a whole set at WalMart or Harbor Freight or Big Lots is really cheap, as above.
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a nice bondhus set will cost you all of 10 dollars
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