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Old 03-01-06, 01:54 PM   #1
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Hi there!

Well, today afternoon I finally received the ?#*!ng SRAM cassette that I'd waited 5 weeks instead of 3 days for and tomorrow the adapter for the front Avid Juicy 5 should arrive. Today I got to the point where I've taken my wheels off, uninstalled the grips, disconnected the vbrakes and the levers. At this point I decided to check my derailleur hanger for proper alignement and what do I see? It seems slightly bent. I tried my best to check with a straight ruler and to me it seems like it's bent inwards about 2 millimetres. Is this likely to cause any trouble? I haven't noticed any major decrease in shifting performance although over the last few months the performance of the brakes and the drivetrain took a dive. Will this slight bend be a problem when trying to tune a new derailleur? Should I look into buying a new hanger? Should I try and bend it back? I was thinking of getting an extra hanger and an extra set of pads for the Avid Juicy 5s, just in case, but it looks like I might be needing 2 hangers...

Thanks a bunch guys and expect another thread up tomorrow night about how I can't seem to get the shifter cable the right length or I can't do something on this little "project". xD Oh well, I'm determined that I shall make it and with my patience and your help () I think I'll pull through it.


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PS: We're talking the replacement of shifters, R/D, cassette, chain, shifter cable, brakes, wheels, QR.
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Old 03-01-06, 02:21 PM   #2
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i would jsut get another hanger they arent all that much money.
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Old 03-01-06, 02:44 PM   #3
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If it still shifts fine, I say go with it. Chances are your ruler measurement was not that accurate anyway.
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Hmmm, I suppose I'll try it out. Gastro, you're probably right, my ruler's most likely bent as hell considering the amount of times it's been dropped, sat on and stuff.
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If it's not broken, don't fix it.
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unless it sucks.
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i would jsut get another hanger they arent all that much money.
Most of the time they are $20-$30 (overpriced). My dealer gets them to me or $10.

A bent derailleur hanger may be worth putting straight. But you'll need the expensive Park tool do do the job right. You figure after 3-4 hangers the thing will pay for itself ;-)
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put some thin copper plate between the hanger and frame and cut the copper to fit ... cheapest way to fix...go to home depot and get copper plates
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