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Old 06-21-10, 09:30 AM   #1
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Ouch! Wrecked my Bike Friday derailler hanger.

Hope they can fix it. I was on a dark shaded trail and don't know if I hit something like a rock or branch, or my limit screw simply worked loose, but in any event, the rear derailler arm moved in too far and snagged the rear wheel spokes and bent the derailler hanger quite badly. It partially pulled the actual "drops" open. Pictures tomorrow.

I'm going to take it down to Urbane Cyclist as they are the local approved BF dealer and have them take a look, but of course it would have to be during "G20" week, when the whole downtown is an armed camp. Luckily the shop is outside the security fence. I may not get there for a day or two depending on my schedule.

I'm guessing if it is too badly bent to straighten out without weakening it, they can either weld a new part on, or even just order a whole new rear triangle, since it simply attaches to the rest of the bike by a hinge.
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Old 06-21-10, 09:40 AM   #2
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Yikes!

On my 26" wheel mud-plugger, most days the rear of the bike picks up twigs or even quite hefty sticks and small logs, and shoves them somewhere - anywhere - in the rear triangle. Beofre I can hit the brakes the entire drive chain is in a log-jam and I've skewed to a woody stop. It's only time before I hit the same problem. Hope you get it fixed quickly
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don't get off at spadina from the Gardiner, complete traffic jam there because front street is closed.
IMO, best bet is to get off at jameson or lakeshore blvd. and work your way in from strachan or bathurst from lakeshore.
or from jameson, straight across king or queen.
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isn't the hanger a replaceable piece of metal? if it's part of it should be able to weld it back since they're steel frames.

G20 is not even until thursday and it's quite a mess already, wow!

at least you should just bike around downtown to get anywhere, else drive in if anyone wants a stress inducer.

I should cycle down there to see what's the commotion about should be fun watching drivers fume in traffic with nowhere to go.
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don't get off at spadina from the Gardiner, complete traffic jam there because front street is closed.
IMO, best bet is to get off at jameson or lakeshore blvd. and work your way in from strachan or bathurst from lakeshore.
or from jameson, straight across king or queen.
Thanks. I'll actually be coming down via Beverley or McCaul from the north with my daughter in the van to drive around the block if we can't park close.

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isn't the hanger a replaceable piece of metal? if it's part of it should be able to weld it back since they're steel frames.
On this bike it's part of the frame, and quite thin compared to a full size bike.

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okay, yeah, if you're coming from the north, then st. george/beverley is the best bet.

should be able to find parking on grange st. or sullivan st. if there's nothing open near urbane.
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Dropped it off at Urbane with no difficulty - parked right in front. The tech who eyeballed it thought it could be fixed by cold setting (a fancy way of saying "bend it back into line") but said that if it is too bad they will either detach the rear triangle and ship it to the factory to be re-welded or order a new triangle - whatever is cheaper. The derailler is toast too, so looking at a $100+ repair. My concern is that the arch at the top of the combined dropout/derailler plate is quite thin and that's where it bent, so I wonder if it will still be strong enough after bending back - see sketch.
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AEO, will you honor this forum and post your 10K post here?
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