Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Bicycle Mechanics
Reload this Page >

US Source for Shimano Rear Derailleur "Cover with Tongue?"

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

US Source for Shimano Rear Derailleur "Cover with Tongue?"

Old 06-08-19, 03:12 PM
  #1  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
Thread Starter
 
TimothyH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,543

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 228 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6666 Post(s)
Liked 538 Times in 341 Posts
US Source for Shimano Rear Derailleur "Cover with Tongue?"

I'm looking for the "Cover with tongue" which goes over the cable at the rear derailleur and prevents the cable from fraying. I've run the bike without it but the cable frays and fails prematurely.




The Ultegra 6800 and Dura Ace 9000 manuals list the part separately as Y5XX38000.



The 105 manual lists it as part of the "Cable Adjusting Bolt Unit" under part number Y5YE98030.





Either way, I have an immediate need for one and would like to order a half dozen to have on hand. All I can find is eBay and UK based sites.

They guys at Performance used to hook me up.

Anyone know of a US based online source?


-Tim-

Last edited by TimothyH; 06-08-19 at 03:29 PM.
TimothyH is offline  
Old 06-08-19, 03:50 PM
  #2  
HerrKaLeun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 1,395

Bikes: Giant Toughroad SLR1 and Motobecane Sturgis NX

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 675 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 29 Times in 25 Posts
Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I'm looking for the "Cover with tongue" which goes over the cable at the rear derailleur and prevents the cable from fraying. I've run the bike without it but the cable frays and fails prematurely.




The Ultegra 6800 and Dura Ace 9000 manuals list the part separately as Y5XX38000.



The 105 manual lists it as part of the "Cable Adjusting Bolt Unit" under part number Y5YE98030.





Either way, I have an immediate need for one and would like to order a half dozen to have on hand. All I can find is eBay and UK based sites.

They guys at Performance used to hook me up.

Anyone know of a US based online source?


-Tim-
ebay doesn't ship to the US?

the MTB RD come with a type of ferrule that combines the ferrule and that longer thinner extension you are looking for. I assumed it is for better sealing against dirt, but it also may protect from fraying. You may be able to use that as well.
HerrKaLeun is offline  
Old 06-08-19, 03:51 PM
  #3  
Iride01
Senior Member
 
Iride01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 2,332

Bikes: '91 Schwinn Paramount '78 Raleigh Competition GS

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 879 Post(s)
Liked 32 Times in 28 Posts
A lot of these parts are sort of like the proverbial balls we used to have in our computer mouse. You just couldn't purchase a mouse ball by itself back then, so those that took them out and bounced them on the floor and subsequently lost them had to get a new mouse. I'd imagine that similarly, Shimano just doesn't package and sell them individually. When you buy Shimano DR's and shifters as retail, they come packaged with all sorts of extra end caps and other small stuff like you are wanting.

Likely your local bike shops have had to buy retail Shimano DR's and shifters so they probably have plenty tucked away in their maintenance shop. So making an interesting conversation with a bike shop owner or longtime employee will probably get you some free or a token amount.
Iride01 is offline  
Old 06-08-19, 03:58 PM
  #4  
jideta 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Honolulu
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 74 Post(s)
Liked 115 Times in 62 Posts
I looked at these to replace Yokozuna ferrules:

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...876&category=7

not exactly what you're looking for
jideta is offline  
Old 06-08-19, 06:48 PM
  #5  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
Thread Starter
 
TimothyH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,543

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 228 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6666 Post(s)
Liked 538 Times in 341 Posts
Well, I've ordered from SJS in the UK.

For now the bike is back together with a used cable, which I'm sure will go bad if left on for any length of time. It will certainly get me through until parts arrive.


Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
ebay doesn't ship to the US?
I'm appreciate that you are attempting to help.

Suffice to say that I don't care to order from eBay and I didn't start this thread to debate it.

I hope you can respect that.


-Tim-

Last edited by TimothyH; 06-08-19 at 06:52 PM.
TimothyH is offline  
Old 06-08-19, 07:45 PM
  #6  
HillRider 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 31,517

Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!

Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1159 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 31 Times in 28 Posts
Try Shimano USA in Irvine, CA at (949) 951-5003. They may be willing to send you that part or the entire barrel adjusting unit. I've had good luck with them in the past for small, otherwise unavailable parts.
HillRider is offline  
Old 06-08-19, 08:40 PM
  #7  
Andrew R Stewart 
Senior Member
 
Andrew R Stewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 11,727

Bikes: Stewart S&S coupled sport tourer, Stewart Sunday light, Stewart Commuting, Stewart Touring, Co Motion Tandem, Stewart 3-Spd, Stewart Track, Fuji Finest, Raleigh Pro, Trek Cycle Cross, Mongoose tomac ATB, GT Bravado ATB, JCP Folder

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1780 Post(s)
Liked 64 Times in 49 Posts
If one replaces their $6 cable every so often there's no problem. Andy
__________________
AndrewRStewart
Andrew R Stewart is offline  
Old 06-09-19, 12:40 AM
  #8  
AnkleWork
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Llano Estacado
Posts: 3,335

Bikes: old clunker

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 549 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 26 Times in 16 Posts
A few cents worth of PTFE spaghetti tubing from an electronics supplier can be a permanent fix.
AnkleWork is offline  
Old 06-09-19, 12:42 AM
  #9  
Geekage
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 106
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Funny, I was just working on this tonight and your post was the fourth hit after Shimano, sjs cycle and eBay (twice).

Mine was worn down and pretty much fell out when I was redoing my cabling.

Being cheap and wanting immediate gratification, I did a makeshift fix.

I had a long nose shifter ferrule left over from something:


I cut it down with a mat knife and file until it fit in the hole:
(sorry about the blurry photo)

And also cut down and installed the rubber boot for the lulz:

(sorry, no photo with just the tongue/nose)

Yeah, the cable will probably also wear through it, but hopefully not as quickly as the cable would abrade against the derailleur otherwise.
Geekage is offline  
Old 06-09-19, 04:41 AM
  #10  
CliffordK
Senior Member
 
CliffordK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Posts: 22,539
Mentioned: 172 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8739 Post(s)
Liked 107 Times in 95 Posts
I've been using SRAM long-nose ferrules for quite a few different projects (not your exact derailleur).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SRAM-Pitsto...-/192095370179



Bouncing around the web, it appears as if Shimano's cable kit also comes with ferrules.

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/co...re-345817.html

CliffordK is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.