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Old 05-02-05, 07:41 AM   #1
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derailers

hey all i was just wonding if any of you knew what type of derailer (not good at spelling) is good because i had a asara one and it went into my my spokes and bent my rear arm where the derailur is bolted on. its happened before but this time it wasent covered on warrenty so i need to know What Type Of derailer is good!?!
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aww thanks guys i appreciate it ...
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Don't expect to get replies in 10 minutes...
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Yeah, 10 minutes isn't much time.

Anyway, as far as derailleurs how much do you want to spend? Shimano Deore is a nice derailleur for the money. Personally I don't like going below Deore LX though. After that you have XT and XTR. I just switched over to SRAM X.0 and I love it. SRAM X7 and X9 are great too.
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Did you mean "Acera" or "a Sora"?
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I just slapped on a Deore LX from an Acera, but I dont know if I just dont know how to adjust properly or what, because it seems to change gears almost the same as the Acera

BTW, can anyone give me a quick tip on adjusting from the rear. I can go down the gears fine, but going up through the gears, it kind of jumps/choppy.
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Only secret I know is patience. Unfortunately I'm not the quickest at adjusting but if I spend enough time with it I get it right eventually.

If the only thing you changed was the rear derailleur you probably won't notice a lot of difference, especially if the old one was adjusted properly. The main benefits of moving up is durability and weight. There isn't a whole lot of performance difference.
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Vertigo,

Check out the mechanic's forum where you can download some Barnett's Maintenance Manuals, or visit www.parttool.com they have a step-by-step how to area on their website that'll walk you through the steps. (with pictures).

If you can shift down, but not up, you need more cable tension.
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Here, click here: http://www.bbinstitute.com/manual.htm#order/download3
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OOO WEEEE!!! Thanx alot for link a2psyklnut. Thats very much appreciated I completely forgot that there WAS a mechanics forum.
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Check out the mechanic's forum where you can download some Barnett's Maintenance Manuals, or visit www.parttool.com they have a step-by-step how to area on their website that'll walk you through the steps. (with pictures).

If you can shift down, but not up, you need more cable tension.
Think there is a little misprint for the link to park, it should be www.parktool.com I believe. There is all kinds of invaluable information on that site. It has saved my arse more than once.
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He meant Acera.
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since I presume you are staying with shimano, a good step up would be deore. If you want something a bit more quality, go with lx. I would just avoid xt and xtr right now. unless you get some hella crazy deal then obviously, but above lx your really paying more for weight reduction. I notice a difference between shifting quality with a better derailler.
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okay thanks alot i hope it dosent happen again, i think ill go with lx.
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Once you've gone SRAM, you'll never go back.

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/134...leur-COMBO.htm



http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/128...leur-COMBO.htm



If you've got Acera for a derailleur, you've probably got those lousy Acera shifters/levers too. Replace the whole thing and you'll be happier. Any pair of Avid levers will be better than what your bike came with.

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/131...ake-Levers.htm

BTW, if you get a SRAM derailleur, you have to get corresponding SRAM shifters as well. SRAM pulls more cable than Shimano. This leads to a system that stays "in tune" a lot better than Shimano.
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