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 Post subject: Rear mech cage spring
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:40 pm 
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I bought a 'broken' mech recently as I needed the cage for a good mech i had in the spares stash.

It's been a while since I've rebuilt one, and I'm not sure I've done it right.

After the rebuild, the cage is pointing forwards. It has tension and when I push it rearward towards the stop, you can feel the spring do it's job, resisting my efforts.

However, I'm used to the cage sitting against the stop. What have I done wrong? I remember when replacing hanger bolts with srp ones having to faff around, twisting and contorting to wind the spring up before pushing it all into place, but didn't do it this time. Do I need to start again and wind the spring or is it ok as it is?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:17 am 
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Close up pictures might assist


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:53 am 
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I would guess you put the stop back in before winding the spring up.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:09 am 
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I think so. It's such a pain to do.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:39 am 
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integerspin wrote:
I would guess you put the stop back in before winding the spring up.


^^ this


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:55 pm 
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Fixed. Cheers.


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