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Hey all,

I have a lazy-ass rear deraileur (shimano LX). I am 99% sure my sluggish up shifting is due to a weak spring. Anyone know where I can get a SRAM Bassworm on-line? Preferably a Canadian dealer (as there will be no mystery customs charges)? But I'd look into getting one from the US if it wasn't going to cost more than a new derailleur.

Or any other solutions to a weak springed deraileur??

Any help would be much appreciated

Thanks!
 

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I used to use one back in the day, almost 10 years ago now. I still have it kicking around somewhere. Really though it's not worth the effort. i'd go for a new derailluer if your's is shot.
 

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I have a new Bassworm you are welcome to; I'll check back.

I would first service your derailleur by removing it, flushing the springs with WD-40 while you work the pivots, and then drip in a Teflon lube.

Good shifting is such a necessity I would address it at the root cause as suggested in the post above.
 

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chomp said:
Hey all,

I have a lazy-ass rear deraileur (shimano LX). I am 99% sure my sluggish up shifting is due to a weak spring. Anyone know where I can get a SRAM Bassworm on-line? Preferably a Canadian dealer (as there will be no mystery customs charges)? But I'd look into getting one from the US if it wasn't going to cost more than a new derailleur.

Or any other solutions to a weak springed deraileur??

Any help would be much appreciated

Thanks!
You've probably already ruled this out, but your cables aren't old and gunked up are they?
 

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Thanks for the responses...

I found out yesterday that SRAM doesn't make them any longer and it was kind of a rinky dink thing that sorta worked. I guess my $ are better spent on a new deraileur when this one is really done.

I also cleaned everything up quite well, it must the the spring. I noticed the spring is a lot lighter duty on the LX than the XT I have on another bike.

Thanks for offering up the Bassworm too, but like I say, may as well just buy a new der.
 
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