Confused about a direct mount derailleur?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by MBosh, 26 Jun 2018.

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  1. MBosh

    MBosh Regular

    I'm really confused about the meaning of direct fit on a derailleur. I currently have what looks like a a Shimano Tourney RD-TY 500 on my cycle. This derailleur hangs from a hanger on the cycle which looks like this (link below.) The bit I don't get is that all these direct fit derailleurs look exactly like the one I have, but will a direct fit onto a derailleur hanger like mine? I've also included a link to the derailleur on eBay that looks the same as mine, but state they are direct fit. Thank you!

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Compatible-Carrera-Mech-Hanger-with-bolt-carrera-valour/273234741328?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:blush:T&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Shim...874281&hash=item3f6f5a9d42:g:ttIAAOSwB09YK6Ht

    Here is the derailleur on my Cycle you can see it's attached to a hanger. So will the eBay one I have linked to on here fit or not? Cheers..

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    Last edited: 27 Jun 2018
  2. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    SHIMANO-Tourney-RD-TZ50-Rear-Derailleur-6-7-speed-Hanger-Mount-Direct-Mount.jpg

    One on the left is a 'direct mount' and has a built in (riveted) hanger plate that cannot be removed. the one on the right is a 'hanger mount' and has a bolt with an allen key head that screws into a frame mounted 'hanger plate'.

    Your bike in the picture takes a standard 'hanger mount' derailleur
     
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