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I need to buy a Shimano RD-TZ30 bike rear derailleur for my son's Columbia Trail Head 24. Do they still make them and if not, is there a substitute for it? Thanks

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Go to your local bike store, they sell Shimano and as long as it will accomodate your cog you are set.

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