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Old 03-05-11, 07:56 AM
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Derailleur hanger for Vitus 992?

I recently purchased a Vitus 992 that I'm hoping to get back on the road. Unfortunately it is missing the derailleur hanger, which I knew might be a problem when I bought it. I have ransacked the internet fairly thoroughly, and have not had any luck finding one. Any suggestions?

I have contacted derailleurhanger.com, Wheels Manufacturing, Vitus, and GuyWires.com. Some said they didn't have the part, others never got back to me.

Details: I think this bike was probably new in 1995, mix of Chorus & Record components.
Thanks for your help!
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Old 03-05-11, 08:09 AM
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a picture of the dropout would be a start
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Old 03-05-11, 08:33 AM
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Here are pictures of the dropout, with and without mounting screws:


Here's a picture of the whole assembly that I found on the web:


I got in touch with the guy who took that picture, and he sent me this one (from the back):


I thought it looked a lot like hanger #63 from Wheels Mfg., but that one doesn't work (I tried it--turns out the countersinks for the screw heads are on the wrong side, and the shape is slightly different).
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Your only alternative might be to buy the closest match you can find and modify it to fit. Can you counter sink the other side of the bolt holes on the #63 hanger and file it to fit?
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
an you counter sink the other side of the bolt holes on the #63 hanger and file it to fit?
This is my backup plan, but I thought I would check first to see if anyone knew of a source for the original part. If I do modify a similar-shaped hanger, how concerned will I need to be about getting the geometry right (position of derailleur with respect to the dropout/cassette)?
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Uhmmmm.. it looks like it's just made from plate stock. A good machine shop can cut one to the same shape if you can get a pattern for them to copy. All you need to also know is the thickness and the spec on the metal (Steel? Al? What grade? Threading?. It will be expnesive to make, but at least it will always be your option to take.

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Old 03-06-11, 09:18 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions.
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