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    rear derailer droke off help

    first my story...i was riding my bike the other day and went of a curb and boom the whole rear derailer breaks off, so i just need to know where i can buy and what kind of rear derialer i need... this is like the 3rd time this has happened in the last year so i need something strong but i dont what to spend 100 dollars or more... i have a iron horse warrior and the derialer says 8 speed avialio (or something like that) shimano.

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    Is the derailleur itself broken or is just the derailleur hanger broken?

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    there is not a heavy duty derailer, but the you can get one identical to the one you just broke for a few dollars. Look for Shimano Alivio 8 sp derailer at www.nashbar.com or some other online retailer.

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    i would go with deore

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    Why are you guys suggesting new derailleurs? It could just be a broken hanger which is a lot cheaper than $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylor p View Post
    i would go with deore
    His is an 8 speed, a deore is 9 speed.
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    a deore at nashbar is 16.99 it will work for 8 speed ... a hanger for my bike was 20 bucks ... I wish my derailleur would break instread of the hanger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtPedalerB View Post
    a deore at nashbar is 16.99 it will work for 8 speed ... a hanger for my bike was 20 bucks ... I wish my derailleur would break instread of the hanger.
    Now thats a cheap fix!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    His is an 8 speed, a deore is 9 speed.
    Wow is this like one of the few times to correct you. A 9 speed derailleur will work with any speed 9 and below. My Trek 4500 has a deore and it's 8 cogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    His is an 8 speed, a deore is 9 speed.
    Doesn't matter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlucardZero View Post
    Wow is this like one of the few times to correct you. A 9 speed derailleur will work with any speed 9 and below. My Trek 4500 has a deore and it's 8 cogs.
    Very true, girlscout runs a X9 with a 8speed cassette. Most of the time 8 speed stuff is cheaper than 9 speed. I should have said that in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trekbikedude View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    Why are you guys suggesting new derailleurs? It could just be a broken hanger which is a lot cheaper than $100.
    Yeah, we need pics of what's broken, the derailer or the hanger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Now thats a cheap fix!
    yeah I have enough parts to replace my whole 8 speed chainline.. It cost a grand total of 50 bucks ... chain 15 cassette 5 derailer 16 and chainrings 15. Last time I wore out the cassete and chain those 2 parts at the lbs cost me 50 and tax... I need to stay off of nashbar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    there is not a heavy duty derailer, but the you can get one identical to the one you just broke for a few dollars. Look for Shimano Alivio 8 sp derailer at www.nashbar.com or some other online retailer.

    Ricardo
    That is not true. There most certainly are heavy duty derailleurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfgang123 View Post
    i was riding my bike the other day and went of a curb and boom the whole rear derailer breaks off ......... this is like the 3rd time this has happened in the last year
    Hey Wolfgang. Something seems strange here. Your RD shouldn't just be snapping off like that for no reason. You may want to determine the reason your RD is failing before blindly installing yet another. Do you have any idea as to why this is happening to you???

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    Quote Originally Posted by bac View Post
    Hey Wolfgang. Something seems strange here. Your RD shouldn't just be snapping off like that for no reason. You may want to determine the reason your RD is failing before blindly installing yet another. Do you have any idea as to why this is happening to you???

    ... Brad
    Bet his chain is too long, he's riding in too low a gear or he put a bash guard on the bike and didn't shorten the chain. Jump off a curb (3 broken derailers in a year), the chain slaps down, rebounds and the derailer wraps up in a nice little bow and goes for a walk. Putting on a more expensive derailer would just mean a more expensive bit of junk to throw out when it biffs too

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