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alo 06-13-21 02:27 PM

What is your preferred jockey wheel size?
 
What is your preferred derailleur jockey wheel size?

Do you think it matters? Or is any size OK?

Koyote 06-13-21 02:33 PM

Round.

And yes, size does matter, but thatís a separate issue.

shelbyfv 06-13-21 02:52 PM

Buy a decent derailleur and it will come with the correct size pulleys. You may have more significant issues to ponder.;)

PeteHski 06-13-21 03:06 PM


Originally Posted by alo (Post 22100355)
What is your preferred derailleur jockey wheel size?

Do you think it matters? Or is any size OK?

I donít think it matters, but you certainly canít fit any size you feel like in any mech. If replacing I would just fit the same size as original.

70sSanO 06-13-21 03:08 PM

I like my blue bullseye for the lower wheel. Still using centeron upper wheel.

John

Edit added: I think it is 10t.

Iride01 06-13-21 03:19 PM

If I'm loosing performance because of the size of my Jockey wheel, then I'm not good enough yet to determine that. And most certainly there are more things that will give me more benefits that I should worry about before that.

dedhed 06-13-21 03:29 PM

Whatever they came with from the factory. Honestly never counted them, nor do I plan to.

cxwrench 06-13-21 03:53 PM

Standard size, whatever that is.

Phil_gretz 06-14-21 06:59 AM

A better question might be "what is your favorite jockey wheel color?"

I choose basic black, as it goes with everything.

mstateglfr 06-14-21 07:32 AM


Originally Posted by alo (Post 22100355)
What is your preferred derailleur jockey wheel size?

Do you think it matters? Or is any size OK?

I prefer the size that the RD comes with because that isnt a marginal gain I care to explore.

indyfabz 06-14-21 07:39 AM


Originally Posted by Phil_gretz (Post 22101098)
A better question might be "what is your favorite jockey wheel color?"

I choose basic black, as it goes with everything.

I hear that orange is the new black.

subgrade 06-14-21 10:05 AM

On a related topic - what adverse effect comes from a worn tension pulley? Obviously, a worn guide pulley does negatively affect shifting precision and speed. But I suspect that with the tension pulley, given it spins freely and there is no play in the bearing, there shouldn't be much difference up until it is worn near round.

Am I wrong in thinking this?

79pmooney 06-14-21 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by subgrade (Post 22101417)
On a related topic - what adverse effect comes from a worn tension pulley? Obviously, a worn guide pulley does negatively affect shifting precision and speed. But I suspect that with the tension pulley, given it spins freely and there is no play in the bearing, there shouldn't be much difference up until it is worn near round.

Am I wrong in thinking this?

Bikes don't suddenly go faster or do anything significantly different when you replace old tired pulleys with new other than shift better if they were really tired. Most of us never notice the change until we put the bike back in the stand. "Oh yeah, I have new pulleys." Paying money to go to "better" pulleys? Sure, good, but there are many other places to spend that money where it will make a bigger difference. (I doubt anybody ever lost a mountain bike race because they were using the SunTour MTB derailleur with its 3 pulleys to get more chain wrap and better ground clearance despite it having 50% more friction.)

That said, I don't do index so I could be wrong about the new (and now ubiquitous) systems.

Troul 06-14-21 10:22 AM

prefer the ones that are marked clearly for orientation, don't make noise, & don't harbor gunk. Not a fan of riveted in place ones either.

GlennR 06-14-21 10:28 AM

You can buy a nice complete bike for $1700

https://racycles.azureedge.net/asset.../CS_103649.jpg

Troul 06-14-21 10:42 AM


Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis (Post 22101492)
Oh, when you said jockey wheels, I thought you meant.............. :D

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...87f37bfe8f.jpg

that reminded me of the ole Kfarts penny horse.

burnthesheep 06-14-21 10:50 AM

Kogel sells larger ones that fit the OEM cage on the newer Shimano "R" series of RD's. I think you can go up to 12/14 on the factory cage. Like $150 on sale.

I went that route as I'm a TT nut and a half watt is a half watt more than I can train more for. Bigger reason was to go "matchy matchy" on gold chain and gold pulleys. The half a watt is whatever.

indyfabz 06-14-21 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by alo (Post 22100355)
What is your preferred derailleur jockey wheel size?

What is yours?

seypat 06-14-21 11:44 AM

Horsing around with aftermarket jockey wheels might not be a good idea. :D I don't know if they void warranties or not.

shelbyfv 06-14-21 11:49 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22101582)
What is yours?

Good question. We know OP avoids Shimano and other recognizable brands, be interesting to see what the things he uses come with.:foo:

Phil_gretz 06-14-21 12:02 PM

Most times, changing out derailleur pulleys is simply chasing after the wind. Replacing a worn or cracked one is fine, though.

_ForceD_ 06-14-21 12:08 PM

It depends on what size of jockey tire I want use on the jockey wheel.

Dan

indyfabz 06-14-21 12:22 PM


Originally Posted by Phil_gretz (Post 22101642)
Most times, changing out derailleur pulleys is simply chasing after the wind.

Keep in mind that the OP likes to chase clouds.

seypat 06-14-21 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22101665)
Keep in mind that the OP likes to chase clouds.

Hopefully the OP doesn't bounce off clouds.



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