Bicycle TutorBicycle Tutor

Show off your bike!

Related video tutorials:
How to Adjust Your Front Derailleur How to Adjust Your Front Derailleur
* Now with 3D interactive instructions
Buying a bicycle with a possible damaged Derailleur...
#1
This is according to the seller:

"one day i hit the front derailleus and it came out of place, now just 7 of 21 speeds are working, i then tried to fix it by just putting it back in the right place but im not so good with this kind of thing and to go to a bike center they would ask u maybe 15 dollar to fix it"

I am a newbie to repairing or maintaining bicycles, but it seems like something that would cost more than 15 dollars.

Is this seller telling the truth, or will the fix cost a lot more than 15 dollars?
Reply
#2
It may be that the existing derailleur just needs moving and adjusting, which shouldn't take long and if it does need replacing, front derailleurs aren't particularly expensive and you can get some very cheap ones, probably for less than $10.00, so $15.00 doesn't sound unreasonable.
Reply
#3
Ok, great. Thanks for your help xerxes!
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Buying a new rear derailleur. la569 12 6,506 10-29-2014, 03:59 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
  Cable on front derailleur keeps getting damaged BigRiz 2 3,207 02-09-2014, 04:17 PM
Last Post: BigRiz
  I need a suggestion for buying a new front derailleur. Brongo 3 4,505 01-30-2013, 02:35 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
  Buying a new rear derailleur giulioo63 9 14,215 04-12-2012, 04:07 PM
Last Post: Joe_W

Forum Jump:



ISSN 1918-3445 © Copyright 2007-2010 Bicycle Tutor / Privacy Policy / Created by Alex Ramon

feed