|R. Der. replacement - remove cage or break chain for install?||rockbender|
May 31, 2002 2:00 PM
|I'll be swapping out a rear der. tonite -
should I just split the cage of the der. for installation or split the chain and fork out the $1 for the replacement pin?
From previous experience, I try to minimize the number of times I split a chain.
Any advice would be appreciated!
|No need to do either||Kerry|
May 31, 2002 4:26 PM
|Remove the bolt that holds the lower pulley, and drop the pulley out. You may have to loosen - but not remove - the upper pulley bolt. The chain drops right out so your can remove the old unit, and slips right in so you can install the new one..|
|sweet - thanks||rockbender|
May 31, 2002 4:35 PM
that's what I thought, and I've done that before but was wondering if there was one way that was better than another. Installing a new XTR der. on my girlfriends CX bike and she wouldn't be to happy if I screwed something up!
|re: R. Der. replacement - remove cage or break chain for install?||rider5673|
Jun 3, 2002 6:01 PM
|Don't forget a drop of blue locktite on the pulley bolt before you reinstall it. Nothing ruins a ride quicker than losing a jockey wheel at 22mph. Well, maybe that's overstating it, but they are hard to find after they come loose. Better an ounce of prevention. Also a good time to clean/lube the pulley.|| |