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  1. #1
    mtbr member
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    Aug 2004

    shifting fine in middle ring but not in the granny?

    tonight i slo-mo crashed and landed derailleur side down. i thought little of it, as i was in the middle ring, and shifting seemed fine. then, when i went to the granny it was all mucked up-shifting into the spokes, not sitting on any sprocket, just not working. i went to take a look, and saw the bent hanger.
    i shifted back to the middle and it was fine again.
    why would shifting be okay in one ring but not in the other? if i had changed chain lengths, i'd think it was the length of chain causing the problem with the granny, but i just crashed...

  2. #2
    A Midwesterner in Europe
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    You need to get the derailleur hanger bent back or replaced. It doesn't do it when in the middle ring because you chain is in a different spot, angled away from the rear sprockets.

    I'd fix the hanger, rather than risk more damage.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
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    Aug 2004

    got it

    i did bend the hanger back-i was worried i'd make it worse, but quite the contrary. thanks for the response-the shifting is again fine, for now.

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