- Member10 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?
- Member10 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……….
- Member11 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…
- Member15 January 2009 at 7:36 pm
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
- Member15 January 2009 at 7:40 pm
thats the dropout, that stays with your frame 😉
- Member15 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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