Re: Campy Rear Derailleur Problem
- From: jay <jdrew001@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 18:37:44 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 13, 12:18 am, Tºm Shermªn™ °_° <""twshermanREMOVE\"@THI
On 4/13/2011 12:03 AM, DBSAIA wrote:
I need advice regarding my c.2008 Record 10-speed medium cage
derailluer. I erred this past weekend and tried to shift into the "big
chainring, big cassette cog" low gear. What would normally be "poor
style" was compounded by my chain being about one link too short.
("I'll never try that, so what's it matter?") This resulted in the
cage being 'stretched' horizontal by the outlandishly tight chain, and
subsequent lsuggish shifting. As the Campy nerds know, the
guidewheels on a Campy derailleur don't align with the chainline; the
lower guide sits about 1/4" outboard of the upper one. Not so much
anymore in my case.
Anybody have experience with where these are prone to bend, and
whether they can be realigned? Thanks.
Check (or have a competent bicycle shop check ) the alignment of the
derailer hanger - you may have bent it.
Tºm Shermªn - 42.435731,-83.985007
I am a vehicular cyclist.
Sorry to hear about your mishap
What happened to you is the all too likely outcome for any bike set up
enough links to cover big to big.
I always set up a bike w/ enough links to eliminate this. I know that
I'd forget & make the dreaded shift. If the gear range exceeds the
capacity, I'd rather have the chain double back on it's self. The
immediate not catastrophic & can be quickly corrected by another
I'm sure there are some Navy Seal disciplined types that could run w/o
links & never make the dreaded shift. But I'm not one, & I suspect
aren't a lot who can.
I bet that probably half a dozen rbt posters will say they've been
this for decades & never shifted big to big, but rbt posters tend to
that others, work on their own bikes & are above average skill
I remain skeptical.
IMHO Running too few links is not a good option for most folks.
My 2 cents, JD
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