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Derailleur hanger bent....

Old 07-30-12, 02:39 PM
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Derailleur hanger bent....

Had some gear changing issues recently. Figured it was the cables as they were overdue for replacement. Got back there and realized that the derailleur hanger was bent....

Wait, didn't my bike come with a spare hanger? YES!!!!!! Old hanger off, new one on, new cables, she's amazing once again.

The question now is, how can I properly straighten the original derailleur hanger? I put it in a vise and gently closed it, it looks straight. Upon closer inspection, it seems that part of the derailleur hanger that holds the derailleur, essentially the lower half of the hanger, is twisted, not just bent in.

Any ideas on how to get this straightened???
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get a new one and be done with it. use the old one as a fishing weight or a paperweight.
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Originally Posted by K&K_Dad View Post
get a new one and be done with it. use the old one as a fishing weight or a paperweight.
Sounds good. This was a Performance Bike Scattante branded bicycle, any ideas on where to get a new one, or are there only a few different types that fit all bikes?
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