rattly front mech

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by alecstilleyedye, 10 Aug 2012.

  1. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    the front mech on my trusty old hard tail mtb is rattling, and is loose if wiggled. it still changes ok, so is it buggered or just 'elderly' (shimano alvio bought in 2001)?
  2. PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Chandler's Ford
    Loose, rattly ? I think we need a few more details as to which bits are loose with respect to which other bits.
    OTH - if it still works, and it doesnt sound like it owes you anything.... just carry on until it fails completely, but carry a screwdriver so you can lock it out in the middle ring with the limit screws as a "get-you-home" measure.
  3. OP

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    it's the cage bit that's a bit loose. can't see anything obvious to tighten up…
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