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    Senior Member dukes909's Avatar
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    Is this a bent derailleur hanger, or bad derailleur?

    What's the repair? New hanger and/or derailleur?
    This is a 2008 Specialized Rockhopper
    Thanks!
    Dukester

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    Senior Member bikeman715's Avatar
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    It your hanger is bent , yes replace the hanger . your LBS ( Specialized dealer ) should have one in stock . if not it can be bent back .
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    It is also likely that your LBS will have a special tool to try and straighten the hanger first. It is a relatively simple task and may cost less than a new hanger provided it isn't damaged or doesn't break during straightening.

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    I would have them straighten the hanger and then determine if the derailleur is okay or not. I just went through something like this with a Specialized 24" kids bike. Friend was transporting it and it fell against the derailleur. Used the tool at the bicycle coop and once it the hanger was it good shape I could tell the derailleur was tweaked too and needed replacement.

    Good luck and the fix should be quick and pretty inexpensive.

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