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    Which one is good to for street? I have a 7 speed cassette, or does that not matter? Just some thing cheap and works good.

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    I don't even know if you will be able to find a 7spd deraileur. In either.

    For street. SS, if you are doing serious riding anyways. Deraileurs aren't the best for a good grind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    I don't even know if you will be able to find a 7spd deraileur. In either.

    For street. SS, if you are doing serious riding anyways. Deraileurs aren't the best for a good grind
    Grind? no grind. this is wat i was looking at
    Sram 7.0

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    Thats not a 7 spd. Its 9spd. 7 is just the designation similar to LX or xt type of deal.

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    You can buy a cheap package deal on a 9speed setup these days. Get a new cassette, rear derailleur and shifters. You can easily keep it under $100. You'll probably want to throw in a new chain too. That'd be about $15 - $20 extra.

    Shifters and rear derailleur

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    I don't even know if you will be able to find a 7spd deraileur. In either.

    For street. SS, if you are doing serious riding anyways. Deraileurs aren't the best for a good grind
    A nine speed derailieur will shift howevermany gears it's told to by the shifter. If you have a 7 speed shifter it will shift SEVEN gears
    Quote Originally Posted by BlkHawkDown
    Grind? no grind. this is wat i was looking at
    Sram 7.0
    It will work fine but I need to know what ytou have for shifters on the bike right now as it won't work with Shimano or SRAM's MRX stuff
    Pay more attention it's what not "wat"

    Quote Originally Posted by Elisdad
    You can buy a cheap package deal on a 9speed setup these days. Get a new cassette, rear derailleur and shifters. You can easily keep it under $100. You'll probably want to throw in a new chain too. That'd be about $15 - $20 extra.
    Umm NO that won't work for him. Seven speed freehubs won't accept the wider 9 speed cassette. He'd have to at the very least get a new freehub mechanism (if possible) and have the wheel redished. Of course there's always just buying a 8/9 wheel......

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim_pnw
    Here's two quality entry level models and similar equipment;
    Buy similar or upgrade to better.


    Giant Boulder SE
    shifters: Shimano EF29
    f. derailleur: Shimano C102
    r. derailleur: Shimano Acera
    cassette: Shimano 14-34 Mega Rng 7spd
    cranks: SR Suntour GI100 28/38/48T


    Trek 3700
    Shifters: Shimano EF29
    f. derailleur: Shimano C051
    r. derailleur: Shimano Acera
    cassette: Sunrace 13-34, 7 speed
    cranks: SR 48/38/28

    Giant Rincon << I have this
    (components are the next step up for a 8 spd)
    shifters: Shimano EF29
    f. derailleur: Shimano Acera
    r. derailleur: Shimano Alivio
    cassette: Shimano HG50 11-30 8-spdT
    cranks: TruVative ISO Flow 22/32/42T
    Err you sure you're responding to the right topic there bud?

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    It doesnt matter what "speed" the derailleur is as long as it's range of motion can cover all gears. With that said, what shifters do you have?
    C://dos
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    Well if this helps, I have a 7 speed cassette in which my rear derailleur was replaced due to damage, I asked the shop to put something cheap but decent on, and they gave me a Shimano Altus, it shifts nicely and was very cheap. I use it for some bouncy trail riding action and street use, both I get fine results with for it being such a cheap derailleur. It was like $10 or something. But as for availability, I'm not sure about that, I don't think it's made anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweek
    Well if this helps, I have a 7 speed cassette in which my rear derailleur was replaced due to damage, I asked the shop to put something cheap but decent on, and they gave me a Shimano Altus, it shifts nicely and was very cheap. I use it for some bouncy trail riding action and street use, both I get fine results with for it being such a cheap derailleur. It was like $10 or something. But as for availability, I'm not sure about that, I don't think it's made anymore.
    Right now I have a brocken altus, and i need to replace it. Where can I buy one on the internet?

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    I am still cunfused on what to buy

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    Oh your just after a Shimano ALtus derailleur?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=58094
    theres one
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlkHawkDown
    I am still confused on what to buy
    First get this for free as you obviously need the help
    http://tinyurl.com/3pt8t
    Secondly: Since we're replacing a Altus you'll have to stick to a Shimano derailieur as that's what your shifters are designed to operate. I found this http://tinyurl.com/7eh5p It's a couple steps up, but it won't break the bank at $25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    First get this for free as you obviously need the help
    http://tinyurl.com/3pt8t
    Secondly: Since we're replacing a Altus you'll have to stick to a Shimano derailieur as that's what your shifters are designed to operate. I found this http://tinyurl.com/7eh5p It's a couple steps up, but it won't break the bank at $25
    ok, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlkHawkDown
    ok, thanks
    Glad to help

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