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Old 10-13-04, 04:32 PM
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Configuring your rear derailer, how is it done?

No one has brought this up before, just wondering if there was any good sites detailing what screw does what on the rear (and maybe front) derailers, and maybe a troubleshooting guide as well detailing problems (eg. higher gears not shifting cleanly etc) and their solutions.

If anyone could give a DETAILED rundown then this would also be appreciated. But piccies and detailed descriptions would be nice.
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Originally Posted by aprilia4life
No one has brought this up before, just wondering if there was any good sites detailing what screw does what on the rear (and maybe front) derailers, and maybe a troubleshooting guide as well detailing problems (eg. higher gears not shifting cleanly etc) and their solutions.

If anyone could give a DETAILED rundown then this would also be appreciated. But piccies and detailed descriptions would be nice.
What brand derailleur do you have? Your best bet is to dig out the service manual for your derailleur as different manufacturers put screws in different places. However, in general, you can get pretty good step-by-step tips from the Park Tool webpage on rear derailleur adjustments.
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com is a webpage that has some good articles on derailers aswell, its worth a look. Helped me before.
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Its a shimano deore... sorry for not specifying earlier... silly me
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Its a shimano deore... sorry for not specifying earlier... silly me
Shimano Deore RD-M510 Rear Derailleur service instructions
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