Re: [CR]Campy Rally design flaw?

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Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 09:56:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: "larry chang" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Campy Rally design flaw?
To: Jim Ready <>
In-Reply-To: <007c01c79c19$d15df660$0c01a8c0@VALUED3253602F>


Has anyone responded to this 'cuz I'm having the same problem with my Raleigh International?? HELP! The top of the cage extends quite a bit beyond the top pulley, thus hitting the derailleur hanger on mine. And I'm not quite sure what angle to mount this at since there doesn't seem to be anything that makes contact with the hanger for limiting the angle.

I'm running 14-32 t cogs in the back, 42-52 up front. Admittedly, I've only looked at the 14-42 combo without attaching the cables, haven't yet checked chain length for the 32-52 combination to see how that will hold up, though I'd probably not use that combo often anyway.

Larry Chang Oakland, CA USA

Jim Ready <> wrote: I've just installed a Rally rear derailleur on a 1969 Schwinn Paramount I'm putting together. There appears to be a "design flaw" with the derailleur in that the pully cage will hit the rear drop out even when it's properly adjusted for the smallest cog. It looks as though the chain needs to be short enough so that the pully cage is nowhere near taking up all the chain slack it is capable of.

I don't have the original installation instructions so I'm looking for some help from the list. Anyone seem this before?

Jim Ready
Cupertino, CA 95014