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    Rear Derailleur Hanger

    I have this bike:

    Mountain Bikes - MTB - Dawes Haymaker 1500

    And I broke the derailleur hanger. Do I need to order another one from Bikes Direct, or are they universal? Thanks.

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    just order from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885 View Post
    just order TWO from them.
    fixed for ya'
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    Crap, I guess it's no bike for at least a week. Thanks guys.

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    +1 on the order 2 from them. I always carry an extra in my camelback, it sucks being 10 miles from your car with a jacked up RD hanger.

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    When I broke my hanger, I order my replacement and 2 universal hanger, one on my keychain and another in my pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodninja View Post
    Crap, I guess it's no bike for at least a week. Thanks guys.
    Is there a Local Bike Shop anywhere near you? You might consider asking them if they have a replacement part. That could get you back on the bike faster.

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    Unless it's a local branch of BD, nobody's going to have the specific part for one of their bikes. I guess a universal could do it, though.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    There is a internet site ,I think its called derailleurhanger .com .You might be able to get one from them. I'd take the broke one to a LBS to see if it would match up with something they have.

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