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assembeld my bike and have an extra part...

Old 07-16-05, 09:26 PM
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assembeld my bike and have an extra part...

It looks sort of like a question mark with two holes at either end. It came with two hollow...screws- a male and a female that seem to fit into one another and it is flat, thicker at one end then narrows at the other.

Please help, I want to ride the bike tomorrow and everything seems to be working but I have no idea what the hell this thing is and want to make sure it is not too important before I go on a 25 miler.

My bike is Scattante R-550. It was prety much assembled other than the front brakes, bars and pedals so I am betting this piece is not major, but I want to be sure.

Thanks! and sorry for sounding like an ass decribing the thing
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Old 07-16-05, 09:56 PM
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hmmmm.........intriguing

got a pic?
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Old 07-16-05, 10:16 PM
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No my gf has the camera.

I have been looking all over the damn bike for the past hour trying to fit it on everywhere and I can't for the life of me imagine where it would go...
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The threaded part sounds like it might be the binder bolt for the seat post.... I'm wondering if it's the seat post collar?

Do they look like these???


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sounds like half of a clamp of some sort...I think he would have noticed if it were the seat post collar...possibly half of a reflector clamp?
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how big is it?
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wahaaa! I figured it out. It is the piece that attaches the rear derailleur to the frame. They must have sent me an extra. I looked for a pic online but couldn't find it.That is what it is for sure though, but it is so buried under the derailleur that it wasn't apparent (and I am a newbie). Well it looks like I am good to go on this bike now, just gotta get a few cages for water bottles and a spare tube and I am off tomorrow AM.
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I was thinking Derailer Hanger at first, but since you said that everything was working good that ruled that out. I even went over to one of my bikes and looked at it, to see if that matched your description, but then ruled that out. Enjoy the ride tomorrow.

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Don't lose that extra hanger - it may come in handy should you ever bend the one that's currently on the bike.

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Yeah... I was about to say that it sounds like a derailleur hanger. That's awefully nice of them to send you the spare. Normally you have to buy it after the fact.

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So it's called a hanger. Thanks guys. Now that I finally have a road bike expect lots of dumb questions like this from me. I am actually not that mechanically disinclined (thus my wanting to work on my own bike) but the tools and pieces and names of things are all new to me. I don't like to own things I can't fix though so I will be learning peice by piece. I will save tha hanger, in the bike manual box along with the touchup paint and reflectors (don't road ride at night).

It was easy to find a pic once I knew the name...
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You Do realize that the company probably does this on purpose? A visitor to the warehouse would wonder why the employees are always rolling on the floor laughing.

"Wait 'til the guy finds THIS left over. "
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Originally Posted by Dchiefransom
You Do realize that the company probably does this on purpose? A visitor to the warehouse would wonder why the employees are always rolling on the floor laughing.

"Wait 'til the guy finds THIS left over. "
The really sadistic would put one of those rain sticks inside the top tube. Everytime you accelerate or slow down... "pwahawahwahwahwahwa..."
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This should be a new forum game...name the non-pictured bike part.
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I rebuilt my bike and I had one part left over.











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Originally Posted by slvoid
The really sadistic would put one of those rain sticks inside the top tube. Everytime you accelerate or slow down... "pwahawahwahwahwahwa..."
That would be SOOOOO.......good!

That beats droping BB's down the seat tube........... oops...
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