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Old 01-19-06, 09:32 PM
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Derailleur Hanger

Are these parts regularly broken? I was considering buying a mountainbike (along with a BMX already planned on buying), but if these parts break on a regular, I'll just buy a street & a trail BMX bike instead.
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Old 01-19-06, 09:42 PM
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They are disigned to give before your derailleur does. So they do break, but i dont think they do all that often.

Cheap to replace.
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Old 01-19-06, 09:45 PM
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The reason I ask is on the cheap Schwinn I had, it broke, then wheel came loose, broke the axle, deraileur, & chain with it.

I don't want to have to replace those over & over again...
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Old 01-19-06, 09:46 PM
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Yeah they do break, but that also depends on how, and where you ride your bike.



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Old 01-19-06, 09:52 PM
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2 BMX's it is then...thanks!
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Old 01-19-06, 10:04 PM
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I would rather have a derailleur hanger than have a derailleur that bolts directly on the frame...
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Old 01-19-06, 10:05 PM
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If thats the only reason you wont buy a mtn bike, i think you're making a mistake.
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Old 01-19-06, 10:15 PM
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Buy a SS mtb instead.
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Old 01-19-06, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by KonaRider24
Buy a SS mtb instead.
I second that very much
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Old 01-20-06, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by alcahueteria
I second that very much
I third it.
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Buy a mountain unicycle. There's not even a chain to worry about.
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Old 01-20-06, 10:52 AM
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Trust me, I've already searched for a SS MTB, but found none I'd want to own...
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Old 01-20-06, 01:52 PM
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Then just put an SS together the way you want.

So you're going to ride a BMX on singletrack/trails because you are worried about a replaceable derailleur hanger? Have fun!
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Originally Posted by erhan
Yeah they do break, but that also depends on how, and where you ride your bike.

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/920...8resize7ro.jpg

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/109...9resize4in.jpg
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I think its very odd that you wont buy a mtn bike just because theres a chance you could break a hanger.

You instead prefer to ride a bmx? But what if you snap a chain?!
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Old 01-20-06, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Prozakk
Are these parts regularly broken?
I personally have broken or bent three or four in the fourteen or so years they've been around.

There are also devices (as on the Specialized Demo series, for example) that connect the axle with the derailleur itself and in doing so, would protect the hanger.

I strongly advise against getting a BMX as a trailbike, even a 24" cruiser. There are a myriad of reasons not to do so, and I've never heard a plausible reason in favor of it.
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Old 01-20-06, 07:29 PM
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Derailleur hangers rarely break. I've broken one, and it was my own fault. I'd say 1 hanger in thousands of hours of biking isn't that bad. It was only 15 bucks to replace.
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Old 01-20-06, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason222
I'd say 1 hanger in thousands of hours of biking isn't that bad.
Wow, that's very impressive. You've ridden the equivalent of eight hours a day, five days a week for a full year. And you live in Canada, so that cuts down on your winter riding significantly. And you're only in eleventh grade. How do you find the time?
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Old 01-20-06, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by gastro
Wow, that's very impressive. You've ridden the equivalent of eight hours a day, five days a week for a full year. And you live in Canada, so that cuts down on your winter riding significantly. And you're only in eleventh grade. How do you find the time?
Haha.

So many dumbazz kids, so little time.

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Old 01-20-06, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by gastro
And you live in Canada, so that cuts down on your winter riding significantly.
No way! I ride just as much in the winter as in the summer...but I don't know what their riding is like out there on the east coast in the winter.
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Originally Posted by Prozakk
Trust me, I've already searched for a SS MTB, but found none I'd want to own...
That is a weird statement. I used to ride BMX bikes back in the old days - they were great for jumping. But not so good for mountain bike trails. If you want something in between, get a dirt jumper mountain bike. A hardtail single-speed with a long travel front fork.
Example: Specialized P1 http://specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=12982
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Old 01-22-06, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Flak
You instead prefer to ride a bmx? But what if you snap a chain?!
I could/would buy a 3/16" chain...
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Just get a mountain bike and shatup.
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Originally Posted by Thor29
That is a weird statement. I used to ride BMX bikes back in the old days - they were great for jumping. But not so good for mountain bike trails. If you want something in between, get a dirt jumper mountain bike. A hardtail single-speed with a long travel front fork.
Example: Specialized P1 http://specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=12982
That's a nice SS hardtail! How much off of the retail price would I be able to get it for?
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Originally Posted by pink taco
Haha.

So many dumbazz kids, so little time.

If people need help understanding "prozakk"'s bizarre thought processes they need only to read his previous posts to understand that he's quite an inexperienced and confused individual...
Thinking outside the box gets me ridiculed....from a pink taco...pssst!
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