Derraileur puzzle

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  1. martearle

    martearle New Member

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    Hello,
    I have a Bianchi Gold Race 01 with a Shimano Sora derraileur.
    I was replacing the gear cables so I though I might as well take the derraileur off and and give it a clean.
    I've put it back on but it is 'bunched up'. I havn't replaced the cable yet and it may have been bunched up all along. Ho should it look?

    Thanks Very Much!!!!!
     
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  2. martearle

    martearle New Member

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    Here is a picture of the derallieur.

    Is it installed correctly (gear cable to yet added)

    Cheers!
     
  3. ant evans

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    If the chain is on the big chainring, it's too short. Take a couple of links out. Otherwise, if it changes okay, it's okay.
     
  4. Kristian

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    The chain does seem a bit long as it is rubbing on the bottom of the derailleur cage. It also looks like the chain is sagging a little. Maby it is time for a new drive chain? This wouldnt be any different to when you removed the unit for a scrub up. Good luck with it all.
     
  5. Kristian

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    Oh hold on maby the chain isnt as saggy as I 1st thought! The picture is on a bit of an angle:)
     
  6. martearle

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    Yes - the bikes on a stand

    How much does a decent chain cost?
     
  7. Kristian

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    If you replace your chain, then you need to replace your cluster as well as they wear at the same time and a new chain/ old cluster combo is bound to give you trouble. You my need to do the chainrings too! Its all starting to add up huh:)

    The cost will depend on the quality. A bike shop will be more than happy to tell you the cost.
     
  8. ant evans

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    Er, I meant too long, not too short. Taking links out makes it shorter. Doh
     
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