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.
PS: We're talking the replacement of shifters, R/D, cassette, chain, shifter cable, brakes, wheels, QR.