- Rear Mech Disaster
Yeh its a Kona one – ill try bending it back. And no I dont carry a spare – never happened to me before but I guess there is a first time for everything!
Gave up my car on Monday so bike is my only form of transport hence not being able to get to the LBS! doh! Evans at Milton Keynes is my local decent one anyway (other than a halfrauds!)Posted 8 years ago
OK so whats the difference between long cage and short cage rear mechs? And rapid rise?
Looking at this one to replace the mech from CRC
Also the chain got destroyed – I am guessing that means I need to replace the cassette as well?Posted 8 years agoLacticMember
Can of worms alertPosted 8 years ago
You’ve got a long cage mech there, probably easiest to replace like with like as we don’t know what bike or drive train you’ve got.
Rapid rise is shimano’s new(ish) system, where the spring in the dérailleur drags the chain onto larger cogs / lower gears instead of smaller / higher as traditional. Can’t make out your mech’s type from the photo but looks fairly generic so probably not rapid rise. How old is it?
If you replace your chain because it’s worn out then it’s generally accepted that your cassette will be mullered as well. However if your drive train is not that old in your case I would just replace the chain, and replace the cassette only if you have skipping / ghost-shifting problems with the new set up.
There you go. Simple
Do I get a prize for using so many /’s?
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