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  • Univega Derailleur Problem

     Gunner updated 11 years, 6 months ago 4 Members · 6 Posts
  • andya

    10 January 2009 at 8:48 pm


    I have an old Univega DS800 which is still taking me all over Exmoor even after all these years, but the rear derailleur exploded the other day. Im having trouble getting a replacement. The bike shops around here dont seem to know what will fit.

    It has ‘Centera made in france’ stamped on the derailleur and the grip shift is 8 speed, branded Sachs.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction of what will fit and where to buy?



  • Gunner

    10 January 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I would have thought that any 8 speed rear mech would have done, something like this:

    Halfrauds may even have some thing in just as suitable but cheaper and a bit tackier if price is a problem, or what about ebay.

    This is the bike isn’t it……….

    😕 😕

  • MartinK

    11 January 2009 at 11:30 am

    Agree with Gunner, any old 8sp rear mech should be OK.

    Only issue may be the pull differences (as per Shimano vs SRAM).

    May be safest to try an pickup a 8sp shifter and deraileur as a pair – you may get a great deal in the January sales.

    Shifter for £4:

    Mech for £12.99

    With SRAM front & back you know it’ll all be fine. Add a new cable for a couple of quid and you’re fully sorted…

    Andy – you could post piccies so we can be 100% sure…

  • andya

    15 January 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Thanks guys

    Will the derailleur fit on the bike OK, or are they a standard fit. Mine has a small detachable bracket, does that swap over to ne unit? I’ve poste a couple of pics – if they work

    Thanks for the help


  • mr-marty-martin

    15 January 2009 at 7:40 pm

    thats the dropout, that stays with your frame 😉

  • Gunner

    15 January 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Yes, the small detatchable bracket is the hanger, the new mech should attatch to this and this will attatch to the frame.

    Why not take your old unit into a local halfords and have a look at the new against the old to give yourself a bit more assurance on the compatability and how it all goes together before you commit yourself. 😉

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