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Old 04-09-08, 03:24 PM
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Diamondback derailleur ???

Hey guys!

I'm new here so please forgive me if I don't explain my question too well...

I got a Diamondback Sorrento a couple years ago (don't remember exact year, I'm guessing 05) to use on a pretty flat trail for exercise. It help up real good and I really do like this bike even tho its total low end. Now I'm doing more off road type stuff. Long story short, I took a bit of a spill on Saturday while doing some actual mountain biking and screwed up my front derailleur cable. I went ahead and proceeded to change it out, and I cannot get this thing adjusted correctly to work. I think I may have damaged my front derailleur, and being how cheap the low end ones are, I figured I'd snag one up and try that. I was thinking about ordering a Shimano Tourney which I believe came on these standard to begin with, but I'm not sure about what model I would need or clamp size etc. I don't have the manual that came with this bike. Do any of you have any idea which derailleur I could get to put on this?

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Old 04-10-08, 06:47 AM
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Front deraileurs are cheap. Get a shimano altus, alivio, or deore. The clamp size should be stamped on the inside of the clamp. You'll have to take it off to see. I'm not sure if an actual measurement of the seattube is the value they use for the clamp though so that might not be the best route to check the size.
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Shimano Tourneys are as low end as you can go. Get a Deore, even a Deore LX. While you're at is, last year's Deore XT rear derailleur is on;t gonig for about $30-$40, as opposed to $115, so I'd step that up while you're at it, too.
But yea, front derailleurs are not complicated pieces of machinery, so their cheap. Tis is also why alot of lower end bikes have a front derailleur that's a step down from the rear derailleur.
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Thanks mates, I'll go with a Deore probably, I saw some good deals on those on eBay.
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"Shimano Tourneys are as low end as you can go."

I'm all new to this biking stuff, but do they even make those anymore (Shimano Tourneys)? I like Shimano from what I've heard and seen. I was just wondering, do they even have decent competition? I've heard of something like SRAM before and it sounds like something I should be popping into my computer.
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Originally Posted by baconcow View Post
"Shimano Tourneys are as low end as you can go."

I'm all new to this biking stuff, but do they even make those anymore (Shimano Tourneys)? I like Shimano from what I've heard and seen. I was just wondering, do they even have decent competition? I've heard of something like SRAM before and it sounds like something I should be popping into my computer.
Some like sram some like shimano. I am a new fan of sram after many years a shimano fan. But, to each their own. Both are good, I just like sram better. However, that is for derailleurs and shifters. I still like shimano hubs and their high end brakes etc.
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