derailure fault

ade73 Posts: 70
edited February 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
hi folks
my derailure arm is fully in the up position and i,m wondering if i need a new derailure as the gears don,t change full and the derailure arm stays in up

the bike has had new gear shifter and cable

when i push the derailure arm down with my hand it just flicks back up

whats the problem any advice cheers


  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675

    but yes it might be dead.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • benpinnick
    benpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Sounds like your chain is too long. The static position of a mech is 'up' the chain tension is what pulls it down.
    A Flock of Birds
    + some other bikes.