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    Stick chewed up my rear derailleur

    Riding a local trail, I ran over a stick, bounced it and sent it flying through my back wheel. Net effect - Busted 4 spokes and the twisted the wheel, pulled the rear deralilleur to a very unatural 12 O'clock position with respect to the wheel (not to mention mangling it beyond repair), twisted the hanger beyond recognition and a good hike home wearing clipless shoes.

    Taking the wheel to a LBS to get serviced. Started looking for replacement parts to fix the rest. Besides a new rear derailleur, and a hanger, are there any other components I am needing?

    Also, where do I find a hanger. The bike is 2001 Trek 6700 and their web site does not have much in parts?

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    Too late now...

    but you might have been able to break chain(you carry a chain breaker right?) and bypass derailleur and put it on a cog on back and ride it as a single speed(you would still have 3 gears in front) to save the hike. Did that with guy who had exact same problem you described.

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    Same thing happened to me. I got off lightly though. My derailleur broke in two at the paralellagram and stretched the spring about a foot long. I always have a chain tool so I went to turn my bike into a single speed. Of course I instantly got a visual of me leaving my chain tool in the tool box after replacing the chain two days before. So I had to smash a new chain to bits with a rock so I could at least coast down the hills on my 7 mile hike and bike home.
    I like to ride bikes.

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    Had a chain tool and variety of other yard sale accessories but bent the wheel so bad that it was not ridable...

    Now how do I find the right hanger....

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    The internet of course.
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