Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    DTM
    DTM is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    85
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Replaceable Rear derailleur hanger

    Are these softer material than the actual dropout. I always found it disconcerting that the material on my hanger is actually thicker and more robust looking to the material on the dropout. So why is that the hanger is supposed to bend first. Or is that the dropout at the time of bending is pinned by the skewer ? It is most disconcerting when you feel how much force is required with the Park Tool to re-tweak slightly the hanger.

  2. #2
    Zippy Engineer Waldo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    IN
    My Bikes
    Bianchi 928, Bianchi Pista Concept 2004, Surly Steamroller, 1998 Schwinn Factory Team Homegrown, 1999 Schwinn Homegrown Factory, 2000 Schwinn Panther, Niner EMD9
    Posts
    1,801
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The hanger is designed to fail so that your frame and/or derailleur don't suffer quite so much. Some are weaker than others.

  3. #3
    Sometimes knows stuff. rmfnla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    La La Land (We love it!)
    My Bikes
    Gilmour road, Curtlo road
    Posts
    2,538
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DTM
    Are these softer material than the actual dropout. I always found it disconcerting that the material on my hanger is actually thicker and more robust looking to the material on the dropout. So why is that the hanger is supposed to bend first. Or is that the dropout at the time of bending is pinned by skewer ? It is most disconcerting when you feel how much force is required with the Park Tool to re-tweak slightly the hanger.
    Yes.
    Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •