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Old 07-18-02, 03:54 AM   #1
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"broke" my rear derailer

ok so i got the old school shimano xt rear derailer tonight but i couldnt figure out how it fit onto the bike so i accidentally took it apart and the spring thing popped out.. there is too much tension and i can't wind the spring and then push the thing in place. i dont know if anyone knows what i am talking about, but basically i cant get a spring back in place. is there a special tool for it? if i take it to the LBS would they know what to do? and even if i get the spring back in, i still dont see how it could mount onto the frame. any help? thanks
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Old 07-18-02, 08:07 AM   #2
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YES yes take the der. and the bike to your LBS. They should be able t ohandle it.
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Old 07-19-02, 06:04 PM   #3
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never mind its all bent and **** i bought a beat/busted derailer from a guy who didnt know ****.

took me a couple hours to get the spring back in place though. wasnt that hard just needed the right tools. after 5 hours or so of messing with it i came up with using different method to pull against the tension and used a deepsocket to push it down. im not too bright but finally got it in, only to find out that the cage was a little bent but the pivot was REALLY bent. hammered and plied it back to place somewhat, wondering if it's still usable. sigh
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