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    Derailleurs...how far can i go without braking one

    on the bike i am getting the der. is a SRAM SX-4 and i wanted to know how bike i can go without breaking it (until i get the money to go SS) some reviews would be good thanks
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    you should have no problem bustin that sh!t. i've seen those come on new bikes already broken.

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    the cheaper/older Sram stuff (in my experience) hasnt held up at all. I mean its like, I'll break my X.7 and replace it with a Alivio. it'll last...if you dont hit any rocks or ride it really hard.
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    i am going to do 99% jumping (about 2-4 feet in the air) but i was wondering how big i could go so i know where to set the limit
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    There's really no way to know when or if it will break. You just have to go for it and not worry about it. If you're so confident that it is going to break by hitting little 2 foot jumps, why did you buy the junk in the first place? Save your money and buy quality parts. You never know. It may surprise you and last a long time.

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    thanks for the help but....you have to watch how you word things because the "junk" that i am getting is all i can afford unlike alot of people who have 1-2k dollar bikes (and in the FR/Dh forum 5-6k dollar bikes) so the "junk" that i am getting is all i can afford and our "little jumps" are all we can build because of the place i live and since im only 14 i dont have a car to go places...and i just need it to last until i get the money to go SS anyways
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    Quote Originally Posted by derfernerf
    you have to watch how you word things

    Sorry to hurt your feelings sweetie. Need a hug?
    My advice is still the same: Save your money and buy quality parts.

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    , TXhucker you're a big jerk pushing around a 14yr old.

    Personally I don't think a 2-4 foot jump would break any derailleurs unless you bang it on the landing but that too is a far chance.

    derfernerf, keep on keeping on. Life's a garden...

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    What bike are you getting? If it as horizonal dropouts and a loose ball rear hub you should be able to go single speed under $20 using a cheap Shimano DX/Novatech cog, a Wheels Mfg Axle-20, and the spacers from 2 junked cog sets.
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    Sorry to hurt your feelings sweetie. Need a hug?
    My advice is still the same: Save your money and buy quality parts.
    wow dude you are a ***...i am a growing up in a "poor" family so what i am getting is all i can afford

    What bike are you getting?
    jamis komodo 1.0 (please dont say anything about the weird geo.)

    If it as horizonal dropouts and a loose ball rear hub you should be able to go single speed under $20 using a cheap Shimano DX/Novatech cog, a Wheels Mfg Axle-20, and the spacers from 2 junked cog sets.
    yep i know..im going to talk to my LBS to see what they can hook me up with
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    o yea and i ordered the bike today so my "junk" is already coming my way
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    Quote Originally Posted by derfernerf
    o yea and i ordered the bike today so my "junk" is already coming my way
    If i were you, i'd just try to sell it or something and make it SS right away.
    Nashbar SS kit is $20.

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    well i have to wait like 2 weeks for my mom to get paid again because i know thats its only $20 but the money issues we are in we cant afford it...


    but if someone will contribute they can buy the parts and ship them to me... :-)
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    dude you can go singel speed for free i do it for my friends all the time sell the derailer to somebody or your lbs if it is brand new never been riden and take your casset off and take it apart take all the spacers off fit them onto the casset body untill you make the chain line straght which you should be able to do with the spacers. well yeah and pick the gear you want if the spacers are not enough pu some of the smaller cogs inbetween the spacers but not right next to your gear cog. now go to your lbs and have them cut your chain to where you think it should be to be perfet or a little long snap it in and if the chain is too loose use your derailer as a chain tensioner just adjust the limit screws. and zip tie it to your frame. ps is you dont figure out the spacer thing the lbs probly has some laying around and forget about the selling of the derailer if you need it as a chain tensioner unless you buy a chain tesioner. sorry this is so confusing but im on alot of pain killers right now.

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    Take apart your cassette, make some spacers out of PVC pipe.

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