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Derailleur Adjustment

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by Dirt Jumper, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. Dirt Jumper

    Dirt Jumper Chimp

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    Welp, here I am again Monkies.

    I wanna tighten up/adjust my derailleur so that it doesn't smack and clang as much as it does.
    When I first bought the bike, the derailleur never clanged, so I know it can be done.

    It's an SRAM X.7 Derailleur with a 9-Speed Cassette and a SRAM PowerLink 9-Spd chain.

    A friend of mine recommended putting tri-flow in my derailleur cable housings.
    Another thought to get the Avid Rollamajig for my derailleur.

    Think these are good, or does anyone have any better ideas?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    If you haven't messed with since you got it, the derailleur spring is probably getting worn out. I guess an old 'stretched out' chain could be part of the problem, too.

    Lubing the cable and the rolladohicky aren't going to help.

    Use bigger ring combos like a 42x19 instead of 32X15 to take some of the slack out of the chain.

    If you can remove a couple a links from the chain without risking making it too short and ripping your derailluer off if you accidentally shift to the big ring/granny combo will help a little.
     
  3. johnbryanpeters

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    Last time I got a bunch of slap clang rattle in the back end, it drove me nuts until I discovered that the cassette was loose. Had nothing to do with the derailleur.
     
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    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    Make sure the back plate for the pulleys is tight.
     
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    Jayridesacove Turbo Monkey

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  6. Dirt Jumper

    Dirt Jumper Chimp

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    Thanks for the useful tips, and, that site is so rad! Park Tool rocks! What a great resource for bike mechs...
     
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