Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take Part in the Latest Giveaway coming soon


X9 Derailleur Overhaul
#1
Hi all,
I've been giving my entire bike an overhaul bit by bit over the weekend and am up to the rear derailleur. Most things have been no problem so far. I'm just curious on the best way to go about it. I've dismantled the derailleur. Most things I have cleaned in Kerosene (chain, cassette etc.) and then rinsed in hot water, dried, re-assembled and put pack on the bike but my jockey wheels have a cartridge bearing and I'm not sure if u can just dunk them in kerosene and attack with a toothbrush? I don't want to do any damage.

Thanks

Benen
  Reply
#2
Get yourself a bike degreaser (citrus-based is better, since it doesn't smell so much)

You're right, don't put plastic or rubber parts in kerosene, it will dissolve it fast!

Don't forget to put some light oil around the bushing or bearing inside the 2 jockey wheels and tighten the bolts with a torque wrench if possible...
  Reply
#3
Sweet, cheers for the response. I should have waited. I scrubbed them with a toothbrush and kerosene and rinsed them thoroughly afterwards. Next time I'll use degreaser instead.
  Reply
#4
No big deal for a first time... If you don't let them soaked in kerosene for a couple of days, and instead rinsed them with water after cleaning, it's better than nothing...
  Reply
#5
That's what I thought. Thanks so much. You've been a great help! I've set myself so many tasks and am also building my wife a roadie from scratch, so I've got a lot to learn and will probably be a nuisance on this forum for some time to come haha
  Reply
#6
Forums are great to learn new things or coaching with new techniques!
  Reply
#7
Yeah! This forum has been amazing so far!
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
What is your dream cycling destination?
Yesterday 01:39 PM
2010 Specialized Hardrock
Yesterday 05:54 AM
QUINTANA ROO "KILO" 1999
04-22-2024 02:04 PM
How much do you bike per year?
04-22-2024 01:35 PM
Christmas presents for cycling
04-22-2024 01:31 PM
$10,000?
04-22-2024 01:26 PM
Do you have a four foot rule?
04-22-2024 01:12 PM
Fat bikes for ever..
04-22-2024 12:23 PM
Rear hub issue
04-21-2024 09:01 PM
Lectric One
04-17-2024 09:58 PM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
28 posts
no avatar 2. enkei
25 posts
no avatar 3. GirishH
15 posts
no avatar 4. meamoantonio
13 posts
no avatar 5. Frankly
12 posts