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Old 06-14-20, 09:45 PM
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Derailleur hanger adjustment on Trek cast lugged frame...

I am building up an '86 Trek 700 frame with the investment cast lugs. It appears that I may need to align the derailleur hanger on this. Anything out of the ordinary to be concerned with versus a forged hanger frame? Thanks!
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I am building up an '86 Trek 700 frame with the investment cast lugs. It appears that I may need to align the derailleur hanger on this. Anything out of the ordinary to be concerned with versus a forged hanger frame? Thanks!
Nope. Every frame that goes through my shop gets a full alignment check, and cold set to proper spec (fancy way of saying I bend it back to where it should be). Either use a proper tool for this, or look up one of the DIY methods only that don't involve just putting an adjustable wrench and horking it straight.
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"horking" ? I think I'll need a 1951 Webster's Collegiate, actual paper and binding, to look that'n up. I'll cogitate on dat.
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"horking" ? I think I'll need a 1951 Webster's Collegiate, actual paper and binding, to look that'n up. I'll cogitate on dat.
I've got two teenagers in the house. Every once in awhile I pick something up from them, but rarely found in Websters.

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"horking" ? I think I'll need a 1951 Webster's Collegiate, actual paper and binding, to look that'n up. I'll cogitate on dat.
At one time, "honking" was slang for manipulating something using brute force. It was a synonym for another slang term, "reefing". At least it was in my region. I've found that slang often varies geographically.
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I just recently ran into an old Weinmann ad that called brake lever hoods honking rubbers. I thought that was pretty hilarious. Climbing out of the saddle was still sometimes called honking when I got into cycling, and yeah, you often held onto the brake hoods to do it. This was well before honking rubbers ( ) were the default hand position. Another archaic term for out of the saddle climbing was hot dogging.

Hadn't hear of "horking" till just now. Now i know...
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I am building up an '86 Trek 700 frame with the investment cast lugs. It appears that I may need to align the derailleur hanger on this. Anything out of the ordinary to be concerned with versus a forged hanger frame?
My experience is that the investment-cast dropouts take a lot more force to (re-)align than traditional forged dropouts. Otherwise, the process is the same.
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Thanks for the input. I'll either have a shop do it, or possibly diy a tool ala square steel stock and 10x1 bolt/washers. I do need to have the threads chased on this as well, and don't have the appropriate tap.
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