Front Mech spring fault

pneumatic
pneumatic Posts: 1,989
edited January 2010 in Workshop
Sorry if this has come up - couldn't find it by searching.

My Shimano Deore Front Mech (triple) has stopped working. I can travel from small to big ring ok, but it won't return to smaller rings of its own accord.

Problem seems to be the spring. It is no longer attached at both ends but I cannot see what it is supposed to be attached to. One arm of the spring rests against the back of the derailleur plate, the other end is just sticking out.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.


Fast and Bulbous
Peregrinations
Eddingtons: 80 (Metric); 60 (Imperial)

Comments

  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    There's a little sticking out boss on the back of the mech that the loose end of the spring pushes against - you should be able to reposition it with a pair of needle-nosed pliers
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • pneumatic
    pneumatic Posts: 1,989
    Monty Dog wrote:
    There's a little sticking out boss on the back of the mech that the loose end of the spring pushes against - you should be able to reposition it with a pair of needle-nosed pliers

    Excellent, thanks, I'll have a closer look (didn't have my reading specs on when I tried before :oops: )


    Fast and Bulbous
    Peregrinations
    Eddingtons: 80 (Metric); 60 (Imperial)