Today’s OTS should serve as a reminder: never underestimate the bicycle’s inherent ability to confuse those unfamiliar with it.(True on so many levels)
Thanks to this Ascot 10 Vornado’s owner (and victim), Steven D.
I got this bike a little bit ago for $20.00 and decided to change the tubes b/c they were leaking pretty bad. When I took off the rear tire my inexperience with bikes led me to take off the rear derailleur as well. I thought I had remembered how to put it back on but apparently not. The chain doesn’t have enough tension and something with my installation is wrong. You can see in the pictures. I would like to avoid taking this bike to a shop. It is a Falcon derailleur and I haven’t touched anything else yet. Any help would be most appreciated. Also where can I look on the bike to find out when it was made. Thank you.
Steven, Did you disconnect the derailer entirely? It looks like you just need to rotate the body of the derailer clockwise while keeping the pulley assembly stationary. This should cause the tension spring to engage and you will see a completely different derailer hanging there—a working one! Good Luck.