Friday, November 18, 2011

My Derailed Project

Old XTR derailleur in need of new pulleys. This old design appeals to me, and this one still feels solid.

I know nothing about it, but it seems like I need to take about 1/64" to 1/32" off those brass bushings

Done. Now to accessorize with a chain. And a frame. Wheels. A few other parts.


  1. Yes, you've got the major item covered. Now for just a few minor parts and you'll have a perfectly fine bike!

  2. Wow! You've worn those puppies out! That makes me want to go home and at the pulleys on the tandem. I've not paid much attention them in 10k miles so it might be time!

  3. Them new jockeys will make you like 2 mph faster!

  4. Didn't I have enough to worry about without reading either this post OR the comments?

  5. Stress not, my friends, for the round spinny jockey pulleys will perform their assigned task very well for thousands of miles, and I am doing this not because I noticed any lowered performance, but only because I would wonder if they would skip or something eventually, and that's the kind of wondering I don't need right now.


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