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Derailleur hanger is bent, now what?
This is my first time venturing into the mechanics forum...figured it might be a good place to
ask what to do about a problem that I'm not certain how to address.
I flew to NYC last week to visit with family and brought my TT bike with me. It was packed in a
hardshell case (top and bottom fit together like a lid) and was fine when I packed it and tested it
out, but when I unpacked it, the rear derailleur hanger was bent.
Is this a universal part that you can replace with any rear der. hanger? Or is it specific to the bike
or the manufacturer? When I looked at it, there were supposed to be two bolts but one was missing.
The missing one was from the side that got bent really badly. So does that mean it maybe got stripped
too? I should take a closer look. However I was too upset to do anything about it tonight and just went running instead.
I'd like to get some advice before I run to an LBS so I don't sound like I don't know anything about this sort of stuff.