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Old 11-07-18, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by DIY masochist View Post
I was at a friend's house the other day, and his roommate had a Salsa Marrakesh. I was checking it out, and I noticed it had removable plates bolted onto the frame for the dropouts and derailleur hanger. I'm kicking myself for buying a Disc Trucker now because it makes me paranoid to think that a trashed derailleur hanger could be the end of my $2000 bike. I researched a little bit before I bought it, but everything I read said there was no such thing as a steel frame with a replaceable derailleur hanger, so I bit the bullet. It's a shame because the 2016 black and gold Marrakesh is such a beautiful bike (or did they add the alternator drops later?)
At worst, the frame would be ruined, so it isnt a $2000 loss.
also, there are ways around a broken hanger.

but the odds of breaking a steel hanger are so minimal it isnt even worth using as a consideration between bikes.
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