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Shimano Sora front derailleurs spring problem

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Shimano Sora front derailleurs spring problem
Hi. My front gear is not shifting down when the press the shift button. After careful observation, I found that the spring in the front derailleurs has lost its support. I am using Shimano Sora. The spring is not pulling the derailleur anymore, and therefore I am not able to shift down the gear.

Below is the image of my front derailleur. You can see that a portion of the support has broken.

[img]http://s11.postimg.org/do0kp25wj/20130911_211800.jpg[/img]


And below is probably what it would look like if had the support. I just got it from the internet.

[img]http://s16.postimg.org/ya80gkfgl/KGr_Hq_Z_qg_FHz4bem_GJBR9y_K_Wopw_60_3.jpg[/img]



Any support on how to fix this spring would be much appreciated. Thanks for your help.
Sep 11, 2013 06:49 AM
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DaveM Offline
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RE: Shimano Sora front derailleurs spring problem
There is no practical way to fix this. Buy a new derailleur.
Sep 11, 2013 08:41 AM
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RE: Shimano Sora front derailleurs spring problem
A replacement Sora FD is in the $20 to $40 range. Replacement is your only choice, if you are budget constrained take a look at the 2300 (or if triple 2303) FD; which are fine FDs.

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Sep 11, 2013 11:45 AM
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RE: Shimano Sora front derailleurs spring problem
Thanks guys for your suggestions. I guess that left me no other choice but to buy a new FD.
Sep 12, 2013 10:53 PM
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