Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-27-07, 08:50 PM   #1
webby1952
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Snapped derailleur hanger

I have a 2006 Giant TCR Advanced Team about 14 months old 8600kM and well maintained. I was just riding along this morning on my usual Saturday morning ride when the rear derailluer hanger snapped putting the derailleur into the rear spokes and scratching the carbon seat stay, damaging the bladed spokes on my Dura Ace wheels. It looks like the rear derailleur is a write-off. I would like to be a bit prepared when I go to the LBS on Monday to "discuss" the matter.

Is the derailleur hanger part of the frame & therefore subject to the lifetime warranty or is it part of the group set?

Interestingly Shimano Australia offer a 3 year warranty on Dura Ace components although I think they are only warrantied by Giant Australia for 12 months on the bike! Can't really understand that one.

Any advice would be appreciated

Cheers:
webby1952 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-07, 09:44 PM   #2
MudPie
Senior Member
 
MudPie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Southern California
Bikes:
Posts: 1,874
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by webby1952
I


Is the derailleur hanger part of the frame & therefore subject to the lifetime warranty or is it part of the group set?

Cheers:
I would say the der hanger is part of the frame, for the following reasons:

1. Hangers are specific to a frame. A hangar for a Giant probably won't fit a Gary Fisher frame. Unlike derailleurs, which function with just about all frames.
2. Hangers are not provided with the purchase of a deraillur - thus I wouldn't consider part of a grouppo.

Just my interpretation.

Good luck!
MudPie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:18 AM.