- Jockey wheels – how much?!
Sorry this is duller…..
I had the same happen to me (miles from anywhere, without a 2.5mm allen key to undo the bolts*). Anyway once I walked/rolled back home and looked at the cost of replacements I decided that the plastic jockey wheel was fine so I replaced the bearing with a cheap 6801 2RS bearing from ebay. Push it out carefully with sockets in a vice.
*Whilst you are at it upgrade the bolts to well greased stainless steel since the stock ones are made of a cheese-soft metal and round out very easily.Posted 4 years ago
Ah thanks – that’s the sort of answer I was after. It was the lower wheel that failed and because the bearings disintegrated it jammed. Luckily I wasn’t far from home. I haven’t even looked at the top one so it may have a bush. I’m about to head off to the Netherlands on a family holiday and don’t really want it to fail – last time my Alfine broke . . .Posted 4 years ago
Sorry, this is so, so dull.
I’ve an oldish X9 rear mech (bought off here a couple of years ago). One of the jockey wheels packed up – they have bearings in which seems overkill, especially when they break and seize – so I bodged an old cheap shimano one on (probably off some ’80s road mech). Really thinking I should buy a proper one but the cost! Should I buy a pair or a new mech given I can get a new X5 or X7 mech for similar money?Posted 4 years ago
Thanks all for your advice. Decided the plastic is ok so new ebay bearings it is. Yes, mean 🙂
Those Rollerboys are cheaper than SRAM but if your jockey wheel is ok you can get a bearing from ebay for £1.38.
5 for £5.05 Will need to remember where I put the spare ones 😉Posted 4 years agoandrewhMember
Have a look at the Mt Zoom ones. Two versions, Speedwheels for lightweight, Bulletproof for longevity.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve been using the Speedwheels and they’ve lasted for ages, icluding several wet 24s, Keilder etc when most other bearings stopped working.
Should work fine with your mech. About XT/XO price rather than silly Xtr/XX money. Worth it IMHO
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