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Shimano RD-M700 Derailleur (Deerhead) Advice Needed

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Old 01-13-18, 06:57 PM
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Shimano had a complete and total winner with the M730 crankset...

Absolutely. 👍 I have a set, with titanium chainrings & bolts, that I keep transferring to my current bike, whatever that is. XT/Ultegra grade class. 😎
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Absolutely. 👍 I have a set, with titanium chainrings & bolts, that I keep transferring to my current bike, whatever that is. XT/Ultegra grade class. 😎
XT Class!

Back in those days, XT was Shimano's top of the ladder for triples.

As awesome as the M730 was (and it was the XT crank for around 8 years or so!), the Sugino AT was the cat's pyjamas- however, I think the FC-6206 was prettier and probably closer to the elegance of the Sugino AT.

In any case, any of the 110/74 triples at this level were "good stuff."

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The difference between the 2 pulleys is a polished metal ring/plate under the 3 rivets. The pulley body/teeth are steel on both RDs in that picture.
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The difference between the 2 pulleys is a polished metal ring/plate under the 3 rivets. The pulley body/teeth are steel on both RDs in that picture.

Yep, it's the plastic ring that is busted up on mine.


I seem to recall that I was unable to fix mine, perhaps for another reason or because the pulley is proprietary.
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Beautiful bike. Nice piece of East Coast history.
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Help please...
I'm working on a vintage Motobecane touring bike which has the metal/aluminum ring bent such that it cannot clear the derailleur cage so the pulley will not turn. Since the ring appears to be riveted onto the pulley I don't know that I can reinstall the ring if I remove as it likely has a non-standard rivet. Perhaps I can bend the ring while it's still mounted in place (on the derailleur)?

FWIW, I have no idea how the ring was bent. I'm a mechanic at the local Bike Co-Op and this bike was donated. I'd like to keep the original derailleur, but the quick and easy fix will be to replace it with another touring/mountain RD.

Any/all thoughts, ideas and suggestions are welcome! :-)

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