SRAM rear derailleur cage removal.
Hello. New guy here. I've been coming here every time I have questions and all have been answered by looking around first. So I want to thank all of you first.
This time however, I can't seem to find what I'm looking for.
Anyways, I have SRAM Apex on my cross bike. This past weekend on a race(Chiller Cross), my bike sucked in a twig through the pulleys, broke the hanger of the bike, and bent the cages on the derailleur. The whole derailleur itself seems to be working fine, but the cages are bent enough so that the pulleys aren't aligned. I removed the outer cage and bent it back in place using a vise, but I can't do the same with the inner cage. I can't hold the derailleur properly to be able to fold the cage back. That or I'm weak. I'm gonna go with the former.
Has anyone removed the cages off of a SRAM derailleur in the past? It looks like it's possible, but I don't want to force anything. I'm hoping I could remove it and have a better chance at fixing it that way.
Even better if I can replace it with carbon cages. I have a broken Rival RD that If I can, I'll salvage the cages off of that just for lightness sake.