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    Derailer Hanger

    I was wondering if anyone is having issues with their rear derailer hanger?
    I have bent 2 allready this year. The first was a fall on a Night ride. This seems to have been the problems i have been having with my shifting. The second hanger was bent slight enough to cause more shifting issues. The only way i was able to fig out it was bent was to take the bike to LBS & they have this tool to check. They seem to bend easily.
    I know, I know It's better the hanger then the Carbon frame or the derailer. Just curious if anyone else has noticed. Is this common?

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    No problems here, but the hangers are designed to bend "easy" on all bikes with removable hangers. That way you rarely get a broken dérailleur and of course it protects the rear triangle as well. You can get a derailleur tool for about $50 (http://www.lickbike.com/productpage.asp?PART_NUM_SUB='2603-00') that will check if the hanger is straight and will straighten it too. Probably what your LBS used. Overkill for most people but it does save you from replacing hangers or visiting the LBS.

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    Bent hanger

    I bent my first hanger recently. I was just riding down my drive way not 3 metres from my front door. It is a dirt drive way and quite steep but not very bumpy. The bike was in granny gear from climbing up the drive way and when I switched to the middle(2 ring setup 22/34) something went wrong and I could hear the derailleur hiting the spokes. There was nothing that could have hit the derailleur.

    While changing the hanger I did notice how thin it was and also that the QR nut had left a very uneven impression on it.

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    Thanks noshortcuts. I think it might be a good investment. Another idea is to use a
    Derailleur Guard from Specialized. What do you think?
    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqS...mponentsMTBAll

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    interesting looking contraption

    Quote Originally Posted by scarsellone
    Thanks noshortcuts. I think it might be a good investment. Another idea is to use a
    Derailleur Guard from Specialized. What do you think?
    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqS...mponentsMTBAll
    it's billed as being built for two specific Specialized hangers so I don't know what the odds are that it would fit. It also looks like you would need a longer quick release once it's installed (?).

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    Try this one: http://www.therapycomponents.com/sinner.htm I've used it on a Tomac with good results. My Ibis frame should be here today. I'f I think the hanger on it is too flexy, I'll certainly put this on the Ibis. I also use the Park Derailleur Hanger Alignment Gauge. It works great!

    As far as skewer length on the Sinner, I've used it with Salsa skewers without issue. However, XT (756) skewers were too short.

    See the attached pics.


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