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Carmicahel Alloy Derailleur Pulleys(4 posts)

Carmicahel Alloy Derailleur Pulleysb-man39
May 22, 2001 1:29 PM
anybody out there using these alloy pulleys? I'm thinking about a set for my 105 rear derailleur...any feedback on qaulity etc.

I've got 'em...Greg Taylor
May 22, 2001 1:41 PM
...and they aren't anything special. I had a set that I took OFF of my mountain bike, and slapped them on my road bike when my local shop didn't have a replacement pully. I've just kept them on because they look pretty cool.

The top pully does not "float" like the stock Shimano unit, meaning that it is a little harder to get them set up to run quietly. You have to be spot-on with the adjustment. That said, however, I've found that the lack of float means snappier shifts. They don't reduce pedaling friction by any noticable amount. Longevity seems ok -- about 3000 miles so far.
May 22, 2001 2:09 PM
These along with a long list of other specialty parts that I've blown money on and been disappointed with over the years has just led me to conclude to stick with the stock Shimano parts (I don't use Campy, but I'd guess the lesson is the same). If you want mine for free, drop me your e-mail. I think they're still floating around in my junk bin somewhere. I used them back in the days of 8-speed, but I'd assume they haven't changed much.
May 22, 2001 2:23 PM
thanks. I think I'll just get some Shimano.