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Old 05-19-04, 01:22 PM
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Need help with Derailleur

I was cleaning a 1979 Austro-Daimler with a single-pivot Suntour derailleur and I decided (in a fit of stupidity) to remove the derailleur hanger bolt that holds the tensioner spring, and I removed the derailleur from the spring assembly.

Well now that it's nice and clean, I don't know how to tension the spring.

It's not like the newer ones that use a ribbon spring. It's got a coil spring that has a tab that seats in a groove in the top of the hanger bolt.

I'm wondering if there's a special tool for this?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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After consulting Barnett's, what I thought was a fixed cage stop pin was actually removable (duh), so the answer was to remove the pin and wind the spring up to tension it.

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