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Help with Rear Derailer!!!

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So i was out ridin around today, and i push down hard on the pedels to get the front wheel up, and i hear this big grinding noise, so i stop and look to see what its all about, and i find that i have pretty much snapped my Sram X9 in half!



now i am stuck with some shimano alivo, and that only lines up with 3 gears out of 9 with my Sram triggers, and here's the real treat, i leave tomorrow for a trip to kettle morain!

So i know there are some MTB ers here that could give me some quick advice on waht to do, who to talk to, so i need some help ere.

I got a closer pic if you want to see it
post #2 of 3
Looks like a nice set of spare pulleys there. The rest is trash (well, maybe a cable bolt or guide, if you hoard spare parts like me). I have been in your position many times (rear derailleurs and me don't seem to be compatible), so I just find the nearest bike store and plunk down bike store dollars for whatever they have in stock. I have resorted to using basic Shimano derailleurs since they are available almost anywhere and are not too much over internet prices in the store. You're going to have a bigger problem finding SRAM parts in stock. The one thing us do-it-yourselfers sometimes forget is that bike mechanics don't get paid much, so they can fix things really cheap. They usually have some miscellaneous spare parts stashed away (sometimes on a bike on the floor!) to help out a fellow biker if you are really nice to them. If you can't get to a store, it sounds like you have a really crappy 3 (9?) speed which in my old leg's opinions is better than single speeding. Oh, and check to make sure you didn't destroy the chain in the process. I don't like that thin 9 speed stuff. It makes me nervous since I tend to abuse my equipment.
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SRAM rear derailluers use a different pull ratio than Shimano. You will not be able to get a Shimano derailluer to work properly with the version of SRAM shifter you have. Either get a new shifter or get a new derailluer.
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