Shimano Tourney 6/7-Speed Mountain Bicycle Rear Derailleur - RD-TX35
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- For modern design bike and performance
- REAR DERAILLEUR, RD-TX35
- New 13 / 13T pulley
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Be aware that the Tourney derailleurs come in two hanger style, the claw (open hole) style (this one) and the closed hole style. Make sure you get the one that fits your bike. They are not interchangeable.
Edit: having now about 1000 miles. and still going well. No problem whatsoever.
Be sure the set the limiting screws so you can't pull the derailleur all the way into the spokes on the rear wheel. I've seen many bikes returned to the store after this has happened, or after the bike is dropped and bends the derailleur.
As another reviewer mentioned, this derailleur attaches to the rear wheel axle and is held on by the wheel nut. There is another type that attaches to the frame of the bike near the rear wheel with a bolt that usually takes a 5mm hex bit, but this is less common. Be sure to check which type you need before ordering.
It gets along with my MegaRange freewheel much better then the old one and has less shifting issues. Old derailleur would not hold 4th gear and would always jump to 5th. I couldn't tighten the alignment any further as a result since it was maxed on on the first gear limit and putting it any further past would derail the chain off the first gear and into the spokes which is bad news. :P
This new one does not have that issue and copes well with the new chain and freewheel on the bike. It holds 4th gear and once calibrated, it will shift smoothly. (I am using a Shimano brand 6 speed SIS index shifter which I also got from Amazon and they get along nicely. :D)
So for road bikes and perhaps light off-roading, this shifter will definitely hold up. Don't use this for heavy off-roading though. The plastic gears in this derailleur look like they will brake if abused heavily. :P
Using it a replacement for a bent derailleur on my sons bike. Apparently will work for 6/7/8 speeds as you just adjust the limit screws.
Not the highest quality but should do the trick for a couple years for my purposes.
Purchased the version with the hanger as my direct connect dropout was bent/stripped when we damaged the original derailleur.
Using it with GripShift adjusters.
Plastic construction - would not buy this if you were doing regular trail riding and would also recommend derailleur guard (especially for kids).
Easy install - don't need to separate the chain as you can remove one of the derailleur sprockets and insert chain and reinsert sprocket.
Takes a bit of adjustment and testing to get limits and cable tension right but should be smooth after a bit - if you are having trouble shifting (too hard) you may need a new cable.
5mm hex key (for mounting bolt)
3mm hex key (to take apart the cage to install the chain)
11/32 wrench (for the cable clamp nut)
small screwdriver, phillips or flat head (for adjusting/aligning after installation)
I had to bend the frame tab quite a bit to get it to line up, but that's to be expected on a kids' bike -- they beat up their bikes. Hence, the replacement derailleur! Mounting the thing wasn't too difficult compared to bending the frame tab. The instructions were crap, but adjustments were easy after watching the youtube video "How to Adjust Shimano Rear Derailleurs" by Art's Cyclery (I'd provide a link, but I don't know if that's allowed in Amazon reviews).
I installed it in place of a Shimano RD-TX31 (on a Performance Bike "Burnout" model kid's 20" bike), and it is a perfect fit. Be sure you match the mounting style -- this one is a closed-hole mount that attaches to a frame tab below/behind the axle nut. This one is NOT the "claw" type that attaches to the axle.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Opened the package, and got an excellent shifter for the money. It's on the bicycle in front of me as I type this. Read morePublished 6 days ago by E Hansen
It came stock with my Mongoose Dolomite, I upgraded to an 8 speed freewheel and SRAM Shimano compatible shifters with no issues. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Prancer
Not only do I feel this conquered my ailments, but it succeeded.Published 16 days ago by Isaac Mcmanus
Add says $8.38 - $12.99 Call up size to order REAL price range $12.99 - $18.99Published 27 days ago by Stuart E Fiedler PE
Purchased this for my Northwoods Pomona Cruiser Bike as the cheap Shimano it came with would not work correctly. It has 7 speeds. Read morePublished 1 month ago by bbennett
Smooth,solid shifting. This derailleur has never needed to be re-adjusted. That's pretty unusual.Published 1 month ago by everyonesacritic
I can't say that this product failed to perform; however, I read the description carefully and confirmed that I ordered the direct mounted version. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ben