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Old 06-14-13, 12:12 PM
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Derailleur hole repair Question

I have just repaired the rear derailleur hole on a steel frame touring bike. (wheels Mfg. insert) Seem secure enough. This bike has taken me hundreds of miles from home . Are there any bad results from this repair? Excuse to get new bike or frame?
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Not enough information given. If repaired correctly, should be fine. What was the nature of the damage and how did you repair the damage? Pics?
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Old 06-14-13, 12:16 PM
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Depends. Did you repair it with chewing gum, superglue, scotch tape? (Yes, the insert should be fine.)

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Old 06-14-13, 12:45 PM
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The Wheels Mfg dropout saver is a well made piece of kit- I would be surprised if it didn't last a very long time.
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The dropout saver make by wheels Mfg. is a frame saver . I put one in a Schwinn frame about 10 years ago and it still work to this day .
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+1 on the Wheels Mfg part being a solid replacement. I would say if you did it right, you're good for almost any use except crashing hard on the drive side or repeated drops or fall-over on the drive side.

But does anyone need an excuse to buy another bike? Got two garages filled with bikes right now. I'm still looking. I'm just more aware of space issues if I do commit to buy and I understand fully I made need to manage my relationships with my family who might have other storage needs in the garage.
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