HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:19 pm
Posts: 117
Location: Los Angeles
I've got a SRAM Red derailleur and I want to sand the graphics off the carbon front pulley plate and clearcoat it. I removed both pulley bolts and the rear plate comes off but the front plate does not. I don't want to destroy my derailleur in the process so I thought I should ask here first.

Thanks!!!!
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:52 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:48 pm
Posts: 488
Location: All over....
Unfortunately, it's not removable. :(

_________________
11' Flash Ultimate, 1x10 - 15.7
11' SuperX Single Speed - 13.0
12' SuperX Geared - 15.3
12' Scalpel Ultimate, Wireless SRM - 18.3


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:37 pm
Posts: 806
Location: Northeast USA
I think it is with a lot of hassle and patience... as I have seen photos of both plates replaced. Unfortunately I don't know how either (and my "tool-shed" is whatever fits in a travel bag so I don't have the resources that some have). I was just careful with the dremel around the junction area with the body and used tape to protect. Couldn't get super-close (2-3mm) but it was good enough for me in removing the yellow from the Tour Edition.

How about Carbo-Lift. Seems like it could be of use here if you are really intent on an 'as-new' finished product.

_________________
My Addict SL : 5235g
My Addict RC: 5490g
My Cycling Blog


Last edited by jvanv8 on Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:19 pm
Posts: 117
Location: Los Angeles
Thanks so much for the replies. I'm glad I didn't try to muscle it off as it would have probably broken it.

I guess I'll just try and hand sand it and mask if off real well when I respray. Thanks guys!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:37 pm
Posts: 806
Location: Northeast USA
Garth, with the standard Red derailleur, I think you'll be pretty successful with your only challenging area being the little "silver block" near the "Blackbox" text.

_________________
My Addict SL : 5235g
My Addict RC: 5490g
My Cycling Blog


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:04 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:31 pm
Posts: 3453
Location: Surrey B.C. Canada
I took mine off with little issue and did exactly what you are wanting to do. However, I can not remember how I did it as it was over a year ago.

Image

_________________
BIG DADDY B FLOW
AERO & LIGHT is RIGHT

Cervelo SLC 5890g/12.98 lbs


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:16 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:58 am
Posts: 270
Location: cebu, philippines/ hong kong
tried also what you want to do, but couldnt take it out.
so i just put something to open it up, masked, sanded and resprayed.
Image

_________________
you cant buy fitness, but you can buy advantage.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:19 pm
Posts: 117
Location: Los Angeles
Damn BmanX... think think think!!!! :D


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:42 am
Posts: 75
Funnily enough, I tried this for the first time last night as I wanted to swop a 2009 SRAM Force inner plate (which is plain carbon) for my Red inner plate (they both weigh 16g btw!). You can remove the inner plate, and although it's fiddly it isn't that difficult. What holds the inner plate to the mech body is a small screw on the mech body, situated close to the hinge that is closest to the inner plate. Take the jockey wheels out first and remove the outer plate. Then make sure you are pressing the inner plate into the mech body with one hand and undo the screw. It only has a few threads on it and you'll need to pull it out. Once the screw is fully removed from the mech body, the inner plate will want to spring off the mech body (which is why you need to hold it). Ease the inner plate off in a controlled way. The inner plate has a rod attached to it that fits into the mech body, and a slot into which you push the spring (which sits in the mech body). When you're putting the inner plate back on, you need to put the spring into the slot on the inner plate, then wind the spring (with inner plate attached) tighter around 180 degrees before pushing the inner plate back into the mech body and re-inserting the screw. As I say, it is a bit fiddly, but it can be done and there isn't anything in there (tiny springs, bearings, screws etc) that can fly out and get lost.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:28 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:31 pm
Posts: 3453
Location: Surrey B.C. Canada
That sounds about right. Getting the screw back in once you move the plate 180 degrees was tricky but not that hard. It can be done and as you can see results in a better looking finish. Now I just need to get my hands on a Tour edition Red RD to do the same work as the all black body is nicer than what I currently have.

_________________
BIG DADDY B FLOW
AERO & LIGHT is RIGHT

Cervelo SLC 5890g/12.98 lbs


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:19 pm
Posts: 117
Location: Los Angeles
THanks so much for info da123. I'm going to try it today.

I'll post pictures after it's done. :beerchug:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:42 am
Posts: 75
No worries. Look forward to seeing the results, as if it looks better than the Force plate, I'll be doing the same thing!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:50 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:24 pm
Posts: 335
da123 wrote:
What holds the inner plate to the mech body is a small screw on the mech body, situated close to the hinge that is closest to the inner plate.


I know how to remove the RED cage, but on 2009 Force there isn't a screw that holds the plate in, but it looks more like a pin (without screw head)
How did you remove that one?

_________________
I Will make the leap


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:50 am 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], dunbar42, Google [Bot] and 27 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. How to remove SRAM Red pivot bolt

in Road

thefutureofamerica

4

266

Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:22 pm

sungod View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Prototype SRAM Red Rear Derailleur?

in Road

caadmium

6

1445

Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:16 pm

caadmium View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Tuning New SRAM Red Yaw Derailleur and Shifters

in Road

drainyoo

1

767

Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:51 pm

drainyoo View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. SRAM Rival Front Derailleur Question

in Road

tominator

1

234

Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:15 am

Getter View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. SRAM Red read derailleur shifting adjustment

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

ictus

17

498

Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:49 pm

rijndael View the latest post


It is currently Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:22 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB