Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-20-08, 01:44 AM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Gunmetal_Ghoul's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bent Hanger...

I discovered on my beach cruiser that the drive side of my hanger is bent in by the eyelets and the other side looks rather flexy as well. I think it's bent because it's made of a softer hi-ten steel and I'm probably putting it under too much stress by the axle nuts. How should I go about straightening it and will I still be able to ride it for the time being? This may be a cheap bike, but I'm going against the odds in keeping it running in excellent shape. Not too much of a challenge so far....
Gunmetal_Ghoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-08, 05:07 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mountain Brook. AL
Posts: 3,281
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 102 Post(s)
Ride away. If the axle nuts caused the bend then maybe the axle needs a
washer or two inside the frame to prevent compressing the frame and
bending it when tightening the nut. Usually steel frames are flexy enough
for this not to happen. Or you could just compress the chain and seat
stays together to the axle is not so loose in the frame. Steel is not too
hard to cold set to a new spacing. Straighten with a 10-12" crescent
wrench padded on the jaws. Do it carefully and the drop should
straighten out reasonably easily. Eyeball set up should be adequate for a
sch is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:42 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.