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    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
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    How Not to Hang a Rear Derailleur

    OK, I was looking for pricing on a Univega Gran Turismo, and found this one in San Fran. This bike would actually make a decent part out, guy used some nice parts to cobble together this one.

    Notice the canti studs? And I think that is a TA crankset. And the Bianchi wheels, and 105 STI.


    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2450259421.html






    Craziest collection of parts I have ever seen.

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    Wow! Well, that's one way to ensure lots of space between the upper pulley wheel and the freewheel.

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    He must've hung that RD like that on purpose because for the life of me I dont know how someone could do that by mistake.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    Some knucklehead drilled the dropout for the small claw bolt!

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    Max cog = 45T?

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    lol i knew it was gonna be this bike.. it got posted in the wacky CL thread earlier and i even commented on the RD claw to hanger install
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    And then there was the recent thread by a guy who found a Peugeot w/Simplex RD but missing the claw mounting bolt. He was wondering why the RD didn't sit right. On average they both look pretty good.
    Real cyclists use toe clips.
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    Makes me think - Could I get a bigger gear on the back now>>>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
    Some knucklehead drilled the dropout for the small claw bolt!
    Let's hope he didn't destroy the hanger threads with that hardware-store bolt, too!

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    What is brazed on the chainstay, is that factory? Im guessing some kind of anti-chain slap mechanism, never saw that before.

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    Somebody willing to facilitate this for me? I'm not kidding. I have no desire for the brifters if that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by divineAndbright View Post
    What is brazed on the chainstay, is that factory? Im guessing some kind of anti-chain slap mechanism, never saw that before.
    Is that whats left of a spare spoke carrier? I'd heard of such creatures, but never saw one.
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    Gotta give Shimano credit yet again. Campagnolo stuff won't work if you don't have the specific parts that work together(from what I've read). Here you've got what appears to be a 9 speed MTB cassette, 9 speed brifters, and a random department store bike derailer(from Years ago?) hung in the ****tiest way possible and it shifts(you'd assume)... I'm amazed at this set-up, whether it shifts Well or not.

    Quote Originally Posted by divineAndbright View Post
    What is brazed on the chainstay, is that factory? Im guessing some kind of anti-chain slap mechanism, never saw that before.
    Looks to me like it would be great at saving your chain-stay from chain slap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beach Comber View Post
    Is that whats left of a spare spoke carrier? I'd heard of such creatures, but never saw one.
    it is indeed a chainslap protector , I've seen them on a couple bikes I can only assume they'd work great.

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    Truly wacko rear der mounting! Probably has a little chain skipping under load.

    Sell the brifters and brakes on fleabay, restore the bar-end shifters and canti brakes (and get a real derailleur for cr***sake), and it might be an OK bike.

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    I want a tourer like this so bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
    Max cog = 45T?
    You can climb a wall with the right freewheel. At 2 miles per year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll-Monroe-Co View Post
    You can climb a wall with the right freewheel. At 2 miles per year.
    I guess someone with mad brazing skillz could take a triple crankset and attach it to the freewheel on this bike for the ultimate granny gears.

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    I doubt much of that RD hanger braze on is left. This bike is probably destined to having a claw hanger, which is so sad, but it will work fine. If it was closer, I would remove all of the modern parts, and return it to its original configuration. My size too.

    Those modern parts would more than pay for the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    I doubt much of that RD hanger braze on is left. This bike is probably destined to having a claw hanger, which is so sad, but it will work fine. If it was closer, I would remove all of the modern parts, and return it to its original configuration. My size too.

    Those modern parts would more than pay for the bike.
    That's why I want a facili-tater.
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    Like all other parts of the country, we have cyclo goofers that will do such silly things.
    By the way, we prefer "San Francisco", "SF", "The City" (used locally) or "Bay Area" when referring to our city.
    "Cisco" or "San Fran" does not sit too well with most "natives".

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    i doubt most people in Milpitas care what people call San Francisco
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    Fill the hole with brass, tap the dropout with a helicoil or a VAR dropout sleeve (derailer hanger repair kit CD-13000). Problem solved.

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    +1 Kurt - was going to say something similar. (Actually, depending on the damage you might be able to get away with just the heli-coil in this case)

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    I still cant get over the trouble to mount an SIS RD on that.....that.....thing.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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