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Old 12-04-17, 10:06 PM   #13
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The more usual thing is a broken shift cable, though I've had cassettes come loose twice - both times after a visit to a LBS, never from my own work. Loose cassettes are very noticeable IME because the shifting goes all wonky and they rattle. Broken shift cable is easy, just tie it off or jam a stick in the derailleur. I once helped a friend find his RD parts in the ditch when a pulley bolt came out. Locktite those puppies! Mild panic that we wouldn't find the parts. Not going anywhere without those pulleys! Also fixed chains for other folks by removing links. Just have to remember there'll be limits on shifting. Good to carry quick links and or chain pins.
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