Need advise for derailleur

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  1. shinyballs

    shinyballs New Member

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    Hi, I have a 5 speed freewheel to use for my 2001 Specialized fsr. What brand/model of rear derailleur will I use?
     
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  2. Meek One

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    SunTour circa 1968 ;)

     
  3. Peter@vecchios

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    Go find a low end road rear derailleur made by shimano. Like STX, Deore, Sora, something like that. It will work fine with the shifters you have.

    If you have 3 chainrings up front, make sure it has a long cage. IF 2 chainrings up front, a long cage will still work.
     
  4. shinyballs

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    I only have 1 chainring in the front, do I still have to get a "long cage" or it doesn't really matter? thank you...
     
  5. alfeng

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    If you only have one chainring, then you probably do NOT need a long cage rear derailleur (e.g., downhill rear derailleurs are short cage).

    FWIW. When 'I' buy a new rear derailleur, I usually choose the one with the longest cage since I am neither a slave-to-fashion nor do I care/worry about dragging a few extra links of chain around as I pedal because I like NOT being limited in future drivetrain configuration options.
     
  6. Peter@vecchios

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    Doesn't matter. If this is a commuter type rig, just want to get it back on the road, friction shifters, any RD will do.
     
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