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Bend it back; that'll buff right out.
Put a claw (mount-on hanger) on it; it'll never be straight and/or strong.
Leave it; make it a ss/fixie.
Cut it off, make it a ss/fixie.
Part it out.
Hire local framebuilder to replace dropout (not really an option).
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Poll: Have Dropout Problem, Need Solution

Old 02-13-16, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by repechage
I would obtain 3 -10x1mm fasteners to use two with nuts and washers to stabilize the axle area, one longer one to thread into the hangar. Get out the acetylene torch with a small tip, heat the bend to dull red and align by eye using the long bolt as a lever. All after referenceing an old college text book, quench the area with a wet towel or spray bottle with water to harden it, the torch work having annealed it.
The severe bend I think is not a good candidate for a cold bend return.
This sounds like a good approach, the part about using a 10x1 bolt (any rear axle) and two nuts (cones) as a handle which will best stabilize the threaded bore.
Might have to struggle to get the axle started threading in, then run it in about 15 turns using a Vise-Grip, followed by tightening the cones heavily, flattening the area around the hole.
One cone must be threaded onto the axle beforehand, thought I'd add that reminder...

Thinking this thru, a second axle assembly gets clamped into the dropout slots to preserve alignment between dropouts, then one can optionally do the torch-heating part at the expense of the axle/cone's heat-treatment, and bend back the hanger while it is (or isn't) red hot.
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It's not a high end frame, a framebuilder will charge more than the frame is worth. How big is it? Looks like a 62cm from pics. Sell the frame "as is" to someone who wants to build up another IGH bike (like me) or to someone wanting to do fixed
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