Recent Topics
Motor oil for Turbo going uphill
by Carguy21
05/22/17 10:22 PM
92 Chevy C1500 5.0L 240K
by dogememe
05/22/17 09:43 PM
2010 GMC Terrain- oil and fuel dilution
by The_Eric
05/22/17 09:26 PM
Long time lurker. I've searched but need recommendations
by Painkiller7
05/22/17 08:57 PM
entering canada with driving record
by xshoex
05/22/17 08:40 PM
Refinish my one wheel?
by redhat
05/22/17 08:14 PM
Explosion (Bombing?) in London
by 04SE
05/22/17 07:42 PM
Amish joke
by car51
05/22/17 07:17 PM
New Kia Optima
by Fordai
05/22/17 07:15 PM
Need an (almost) heat resistant gear oil?
by Farmer
05/22/17 06:39 PM
Chevy 4.3 no start condition.
by Hemispheres
05/22/17 05:45 PM
Fram Ultra on diesel tractor?
by OLEJOE
05/22/17 05:33 PM
M1 0w40 FS; '15 Audi Q5 2.0t; 30K miles; 4,800 OCI
by motech
05/22/17 05:18 PM
Peak Full Synthetic ATF Multi-Vehicle
by mctmatt
05/22/17 04:52 PM
Civic Hatch 1.5T FF UAO
by parshisa
05/22/17 04:50 PM
white smoke at startup, briggs 7.25 ex
by edwardh1
05/22/17 03:55 PM
2017 Honda Pilot-oil filter advice?
by 455RACE
05/22/17 03:55 PM
Wix WL10068 vs 57148
by SuperChevy
05/22/17 03:36 PM
Infrequently driven vehicle
by Ddubya
05/22/17 03:30 PM
Fleetgard LF3826 Virgin Cut Open
by AirgunSavant
05/22/17 02:17 PM
Newest Members
30coupe, Forza, KMP259, svwilbur, motercode
61638 Registered Users
Who's Online
41 registered (555, AMC, 4WD, Boczech, Bandito440, Arob), 1465 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
61638 Members
66 Forums
265482 Topics
4386887 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3200469 - 11/28/13 10:43 AM Rear Derailleur Help
coopns Offline


Registered: 02/16/05
Posts: 753
Loc: Scituate MA
Trying to install rear derailleur on moutain bike - Moongoose. I ordered a new derailleur (of course didn't take a picture of how the old was on there). I have this little screw with a 1/4 of the washer cut in half (suppose to be) but I can't figure out where to put it. When I hang it on the axle it pushes everything out too far. I think I'm half mechanical (maybe not!), but doesn't seem to fit anywhere.

All the youtube videos are for easy installs of fancy shimano derailleurs - no half cut washers like mine.

Here is a picture of the derailleur. You can see the half cut washer there. [img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7Erx2QA6G6obDlmRXJOVXgteWs/edit?usp=sharing[/img]
_________________________
Coop

Top
#3200561 - 11/28/13 12:37 PM Re: Rear Derailleur Help [Re: coopns]
cjcride Offline


Registered: 11/06/09
Posts: 1568
Loc: Ontario Canada
I think what you are describing slides into the dropout. Is it threaded?

Top
#3200562 - 11/28/13 12:37 PM Re: Rear Derailleur Help [Re: coopns]
irad Offline


Registered: 02/26/12
Posts: 48
Loc: NJ
The cut washer is an axle spacer. Take the wheel off. Place the spacer on the derailleur loosely. Then slide the spacer into the axle dropout. Align the derailleur so that the axle can slides in. Tighten the screw to hold the derailleur. Then put on the wheel.

Top
#3201195 - 11/29/13 11:31 AM Re: Rear Derailleur Help [Re: irad]
coopns Offline


Registered: 02/16/05
Posts: 753
Loc: Scituate MA
I did have it really loose as you can see in the pic, but it doesn't seem to fit past the axel dropout -thickness of metal. (is that the piece of metal there beneath the two holes). I have two other bikes in the garage and both have holes that accomodate that half washer, this doesn't.

So fit that half washer in behind the axel dropout metal piece. I did see where the half cut washer fits on top of a nut on the axle, I figured that it sat on there somehow seeing that it didn't have a specific 'cut out' for it.
_________________________
Coop

Top
#3207542 - 12/05/13 04:26 PM Re: Rear Derailleur Help [Re: coopns]
nthach Offline


Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 2549
Loc: California
That little washer is really a nut. It fits into the dropout.

Top