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Old 10-06-23, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by choddo
You must be able to get stuff like this?

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/protec...e/_/R-p-308715
The ones I've tried just don't seem to last more than a few months before they start falling apart, likewise polyprop tarp although that lasts a bit longer.
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Originally Posted by SW84
Why not disassemble it and get the spring greased up? Just take pictures as you go.
There is no way to disassemble that part of the derailleur.
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Originally Posted by deacon mark
Originally Posted by choddo
Disposable society
They are wear items and have a useful life. At some point you just move to what is best to get performance.
Itís working fine now. There was no need to dispose of it (although many people would). It will require annual attention going forward, which I am happy to do. I do not intend to chuck it out.
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Originally Posted by grumpus
The ones I've tried just don't seem to last more than a few months before they start falling apart, likewise polyprop tarp although that lasts a bit longer.
Exactly, and the chances of us putting four of those things on daily are basically nil!

If we were living by the coast itíd be a problem with the salt air, but as it is they hold up remarkably well. I try and keep well on top of maintenance which helps.
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no after pics?
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Old 10-16-23, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Troul
no after pics?
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Iíd be tempted to have that chain a couple of links longer I think. Maybe you tried and with such a small cog up front itís too flappy?

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Originally Posted by choddo
Iíd be tempted to have that chain a couple of links longer I think. Maybe you tried and with such a small cog up front itís too flappy?
Itís an e bike, you size the chain shorter than with a non-assist bike. Itís fine.
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Originally Posted by choddo
Iíd be tempted to have that chain a couple of links longer I think.
Why? Looks like the derailleur has plenty of extra capacity.
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Originally Posted by smd4
Why? Looks like the derailleur has plenty of extra capacity.
if you say so. Looks a bit strained to me.
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