Re: [CR]C/B Five Speed Derailment Problem

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From: "Paul Aslanides" <>
To: "john hawrylak" <>, <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]C/B Five Speed Derailment Problem
Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 22:42:02 +1000

Thankyou, John.

You've most likely hit the nail on the head. The rear derailleur is out of alignment, just a little. I saw this when I set it up, but was very reluctant to take a shifter to it to straighten it. I think it does sit flat, on the bench, but the der. pivot is worn, to that it is skewed outwards at the front when mounted.

I thought that a little misalignment would not make much difference - apparently it does.

The gear change, however, is as smooth as silk; the only negative is the longer travel of the Huret d/t shift lever, just a matter of getting used to the longer throw.

It's a good excuse for me to make up a 'hanger straightener' tool. I'll have to check the thread first.

Paul Aslanides.

----- Original Message -----
From: "john hawrylak"
To: "Paul Aslanides"
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]C/B Five Speed Derailment Problem

> Hi
> Perhaps the rear derailler is out of alignment or bent. Had similar
> problem. I took it to a LBS and they aligned the RD and cured the problem.
> The bike fell down on the RD side a few times over the years which accounted
> for the misalignment.
> John Hawrylak
> Woodstown NJ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Aslanides"
> > Hi All,
> > I've just rebuilt my recently-acquired Claud Butler,
> > 'Electron' Super Five model. It's a lovely, smooth ride, too.
> > The problem is that when I change gear, the chain also
> > derails off the chainwheel, almost every time.