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Campagnolo Mirage 8 speed rear derailleur replacement

Old 10-22-13, 07:15 PM
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Campagnolo Mirage 8 speed rear derailleur replacement

I found a bike in the dumpster that has lots of little things wrong but seems like it can all be fixed. The rear derailleur, however, is broken. Its b screw hanger is snapped off. It may also be bent and stuff because the chain does some wierd stuff when it runs through the rd.

the bike has a complete campy mirage 8 speed group. Shifters work great. I dont want to spend much to get the bike working but i think it needs a new mech. i doubt ill find the same derailleur to replace it. what are my options? i know compatibility is very tricky and dont want to get the wrong thing.

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Old 10-22-13, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by foodger View Post
I found a bike in the dumpster that has lots of little things wrong but seems like it can all be fixed. The rear derailleur, however, is broken. Its b screw hanger is snapped off. It may also be bent and stuff because the chain does some wierd stuff when it runs through the rd.

the bike has a complete campy mirage 8 speed group. Shifters work great. I dont want to spend much to get the bike working but i think it needs a new mech. i doubt ill find the same derailleur to replace it. what are my options? i know compatibility is very tricky and dont want to get the wrong thing.

thanks in advance!
You can use an 8 or 9 speed Campagnolo derailleur (pre-2000 with conventional B-tension adjustment, or post with the tension screw on the lower pivot - 8 speed cogs are far enough apart that 8 speed shifters are officially compatible with both) of appropriate cage length but should pair the 9 speed derailleur with a narrower 9 speed chain

Ribble sells new Xenon derailleurs for $35 + shipping (note that you don't pay VAT when you don't live in Europe):

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/roa...ur/campgrrr200

and you should be able to get a used one in a more period correct silver color for less on E-bay.
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Old 10-23-13, 01:43 AM
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It seems strange for a campy equiped bike to be found in a dumpster. I wonder if this was stolen and then tossed. You would be a standup citizen if you checked with local police to find out if your found treasure was reported as stolen property.

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Can you source Campagnolo 8 speed cassettes? Miche ones may be available.
I ditched Mirage 8 on my tourer because of the difficulty of sourcing parts en route. The front ergolever is useful for shifting any front derailleur.
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Can you source Campagnolo 8 speed cassettes? Miche ones may be available.
You can still buy new Campagnolo 12-23, 13-23, 13-26 8 speed cassettes with ordering from the UK avoiding America's high prices on Italian components.

Only the 11-18, 11-21, 11-23, 11-26, 12-19, 12-21, 12-26, 12-28, 13-21, 13-30, 13-32, 14-24, 14-26, and 16-23 have been discontinued.
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Is the bike a triple or double?
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