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Old 12-05-23, 12:34 PM
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How do I find the right derailleur hanger?

I bought a new bike, a co-op cycle cty 1.1. the derailleur hanger shattered on it not long after I got it, I've spent more than 6 weeks trying to find a new derailleur hanger for it, does anyone have any advice on how to find out which derailleur hanger I need? I don't even know who manufactured it, because when I Google search for the manufacturer for that model it only just comes back to rei, I tried to ask REI who manufactures it and how do I find parts for it, they have really no clue. Guess that's what I get for buying an REI brand bike. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
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It's hard for me to believe that if you brought the bike back to REI, they wouldn't help you solve your issue. Generally speaking, REI has great customer service.

At the very least, you could upload several good and detailed photos to your bikeforums gallery.

From this REI page:
https://www.rei.com/product/197842/c...es-cty-11-bike

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Originally Posted by mrbrian1969
I bought a new bike, a co-op cycle cty 1.1. the derailleur hanger shattered on it not long after I got it, I've spent more than 6 weeks trying to find a new derailleur hanger for it, does anyone have any advice on how to find out which derailleur hanger I need? I don't even know who manufactured it, because when I Google search for the manufacturer for that model it only just comes back to rei, I tried to ask REI who manufactures it and how do I find parts for it, they have really no clue. Guess that's what I get for buying an REI brand bike. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
Why not ask REI for the hanger or for a hanger number? Or you can look at Wheels Manufacturing. Yours might be a 486 but best to check with them or REI
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Here: https://wheelsmfg.com/derailleur-hanger-tech-help
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
Why not ask REI for the hanger or for a hanger number? Or you can look at Wheels Manufacturing. Yours might be a 486 but best to check with them or REI
The 486 is for an "Generation e1.1" (an electric bike).

The following s for a City 1.1 from 2017-2020. There's a reasonable chance the bike in question uses the same hanger.

https://derailleurhanger.com/manufac...ty-1-12017-20/

https://wheelsmfg.com/derailleur-han...hanger-38.html
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Take it back to REI?
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Originally Posted by njkayaker
The 486 is for an "Generation e1.1" (an electric bike).
Maybe but…

The following s for a City 1.1 from 2017-2020. There's a reasonable chance the bike in question uses the same hanger.

https://derailleurhanger.com/manufac...ty-1-12017-20/

https://wheelsmfg.com/derailleur-han...hanger-38.html
Those won’t work. Look closely at the picture SurfeRosa posted in post 2. The hanger is closer to the 486 than it is to the 38. The 38 uses a chainring bolt to hold it in place.
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You gotta eyeball it unless REI tells you exactly which replacement you need. Hopefully you saved the old one.
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Originally Posted by trucklet
You gotta eyeball it unless REI tells you exactly which replacement you need. Hopefully you saved the old one.
There is always a number stamped on the hanger. You can look it up at the above links and find your match.
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The REI here and the one where I used to live would always be helpful with just about any issue. They'd find the part or offer a refond on a return on a bike less than a year old.

FWIW, I'm skeptical of the OP's story. I have never seen a hanger shatter. They typically bend and possibly could break in one place. In any case it would be identifiable for finding a replacement.
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Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee
There is always a number stamped on the hanger. You can look it up at the above links and find your match.
OEM hangers often have no number or identification stamped on them. However I’m very skeptical that REI would not have access to the necessary information to identify the proper hanger.
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I would have gone straight back to REI and they would have gotten me a new hanger, wouldn't have taken very long. Not sure why it would take anyone six weeks to do the most obvious thing.

Yes the bike is a very low initial cost bike but it is not much different than any similar sort of bike from most other manufacturers but REI would be an easy place to get a derailleur hanger for their own bike or help you find one if nothing else.
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Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee
There is always rarely a number stamped on the hanger. You can try look it up at the above links and find your match.
FIFY
Here is one I'm doing, nope, no number. (It's a 38 BTW)
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Originally Posted by dedhed
FIFY
Here is one I'm doing, nope, no number. (It's a 38 BTW)
You do realize it has another side, don't you?
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Originally Posted by asgelle
You do realize it has another side, don't you?
I didn't feel the need to take a picture of the other blank side to make my point. Do you really think I didn't look at both sides?
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Originally Posted by dedhed
I didn't feel the need to take a picture of the other blank side to make my point. Do you really think I didn't look at both sides?
Not trying to be a smart ass...

Top bit in the picture, inside curve - looks like some engraving maybe?

If not, take to a local bike shop. My shop as a big chart with the outline of a ton of hangers, they found two for me that way.
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Originally Posted by Jughed
Not trying to be a smart ass...

Top bit in the picture, inside curve - looks like some engraving maybe?

If not, take to a local bike shop. My shop as a big chart with the outline of a ton of hangers, they found two for me that way.
Dirt, no markings anywhere . I knew the year, make, and model so easily found the correct one. Could have ordered a generic online for 1/2 the price, but because it's my bike, I ordered the known quality Wheels Mfg one from my LBS
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When looking for a new one don't just shop price.

Noticable difference in quality from the OEM to the USA made CNC'd Wheels Mfg. replacement.

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The Wheels MFG ones are my preferred replacements. Sometimes you get really bendy OEM ones, others (Trek) can be really brittle and snap if you try to align them. I wish they all had numbers, that'd make my job a little quicker!
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Originally Posted by bboy314
OEM hangers often have no number or identification stamped on them. However I’m very skeptical that REI would not have access to the necessary information to identify the proper hanger.
The ones from Wheels Manufacturering and Derailleur Hangers.com have numbers. OEM seldom do. I looked in our drawer o’ hangers at the co-op today and most had no markings at all. A few had numbers that were from the manufacturer but they didn’t match those used by on-line replacement hangers.
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Eyeball it and find something that looks close. Then use a grinder to make it fit.
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Originally Posted by Jicafold
Eyeball it and find something that looks close. Then use a grinder to make it fit.
Why not just get the proper hanger? It’s not complicated for a modern production bike - any REI can help source it.
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How do I find the right derailleur hanger?

And the inevitable wisecrack. The right derailleur hanger? That covers every hanger out there. (The left hangers are really hard to find.)
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