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    h8ter of all things fun. The Toninator's Avatar
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    pulleys

    My xtr rear derailleur pulleys are squeaking. What do i do to make them stop doing that?
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    Buy a new derailler. Your old one is junk. Give it to me at the Comfort race and I'll throw it away for you...

    You just need to clean them and maybe lube them a bit. There are two small allen screws that serve as the axle for the lower and upper pulleys (I'm pretty sure the wheels are different, so do get them mixed up when taking the derailler apart). Unscrew them and take out the jockey wheel. Clean them up really well (the little silver plates should pop off pretty easily - get in there and clean as well). You -may- want to put a little oil or light grease where the wheel rotates as well. Shimano doesn't recommend lubing them, but it does keep them quite.

    If that fails, get new jockey wheels. Your LBS should have some from mangled deraillers setting around the shop for free. If not, you can buy them for ~$15 or so. Stick with shimano, they have a certain amount of 'play' built in that makes shifting work better.

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    And be very careful of the o-rings. If you don't get the plates sitting perfectly the pulleys won't move at all. And don't use any solvent on them, just a nice clean rag. As far as grease I've found that slick honey works great. A ittle dab will do you.
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    also, make sure tighten down (but not strip) those pulley fixing screws......haveing those pop off during a race would suck........the chain into the wheel along with other parts.......and stuff.

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    ???

    and aren't you supposed to use blue threadlock on the pulley bolts to keep them from falling out?

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    the stock lock tite is red on boht Shimano and SRAM.

    red is permanent and it supposed to hold much better than blue.

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