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Old 11-30-18, 09:27 PM
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Is it ever worth 'poking around' and trying to fix some things in the derailleur?
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Old 11-30-18, 09:51 PM
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Maybe, depends on what's wrong and what else is at play. Andy
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Yes.
https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help?area%5B%5D=52
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Old 12-01-18, 07:50 AM
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"Poking around" without a plan might not work so well. Trying a systematic approach, such as the Park tutorials, will likely yield better results.
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Originally Posted by TrainHardRaceEz View Post
Is it ever worth 'poking around' and trying to fix some things in the derailleur?
Yes, but please tell us what sort of problem you are experiencing as we may be able to help you focus in on what to do.

The link posted earlier to the Park Tools repair help is a good link to follow.
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Old 12-01-18, 10:22 AM
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Actually, I've found that fiddling is preferable to poking around, and, tweaking is even better. However, I just came on this odd recommendation recently that one use a bizarre new approach. It's called diagnosis. What you do is first describe the symptoms, then identify what parts might cause those symptoms, and finally by experimenting, eliminating possibilities. or applying logic, determine a fix. Sometimes one can start at the first step and then ask someone else for help by giving them full information. But it seems to me like a lot of work, and I've also stumbled on this trial and error thing that sounds intriguing.
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Actually, I've found that fiddling is preferable to poking around, and, tweaking is even better. However, I just came on this odd recommendation recently that one use a bizarre new approach. It's called diagnosis. What you do is first describe the symptoms, then identify what parts might cause those symptoms, and finally by experimenting, eliminating possibilities. or applying logic, determine a fix. Sometimes one can start at the first step and then ask someone else for help by giving them full information. But it seems to me like a lot of work, and I've also stumbled on this trial and error thing that sounds intriguing.
Very well said. Andy
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Define 'worth'.
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RD just goes in and out , and has some springs around the main 2 bolts..
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Not for me.

your rear derailleur just might be the most reliable component on your whole bike. I've never had trouble finding a donor bike rear derailleurs when I wanted one.
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I have replaced jockey wheels, replaced bushings inside jockey wheels, straigtened bent cages, and returned stuck derailleurs to fuinctioning by removing the mounting bolt and cleaning all manner of gunk out of tne derailleur body. I have had a couple that weren’t salvageable after a wreck or the time a catastrophic derailleur hangar fail sent one flying through my rear wheel (did a number on tne wheel too). But absent such kinetic issues, they are pretty resillent.
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The louder the better.but keep watching videos on it! Or take lessons from bike shops.
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