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Broken Chain Hanger

Old 11-29-23, 12:46 PM
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Broken Chain Hanger

Chain hanger broke off this old Specialized Expedition. Clearly not an integral part of the frame, but a little disappointing to see. I just wanted to check and make sure these were brazed on and not threaded in. How are these attached?


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Pretty sure these were a one-piece braze-on. I used to sell Expeditions and Sequoia’s back in the 80’s. My wife had an Expedition in the late 80’s. Great bikes.

i used to see a couple of bikes a year in the shop show up with snapped off chain hangers, folks would put the chain on the hanger, remove the wheel, fix a flat, reinstall the wheel, forgetting to flip the chain off the hanger and try to pedal away and *snap!

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Originally Posted by Mark Beaver
Pretty sure these were a one-piece braze-on. I used to sell Expeditions and Sequoias back in the 80s. My wife had an Expedition in the late 80s. Great bikes.

i used to see a couple of bikes a year in the shop show up with snapped off chain hangers, folks would put the chain on the hanger, remove the wheel, fix a flat, reinstall the wheel, forgetting to flip the chain off the hanger and try to pedal away and *snap!

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That makes a lot of sense. I was trying to figure out how someone could break that off and your explanation sounds like the likely culprit. Im sure you are right, Im sure these were brazed on as one piece. It just looked a little strange to me, almost like it could have been a tiny bolt that broke off. Think I will file it flat, touch it up and forget about it. My multiple neuroses cause me distress, its hard for me to let go of the fact that the frame has an imperfection like this, but I think I should find something more significant to focus on. Thanks for the reply
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Or it could be intrusive thoughts got the better of someone and they just pedaled with the chain on there on purpose.
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