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    Jamis xlt 2.0 Deraileur Hanger Problems???

    Hello,

    I recently broke the derailuer hanger on my just purchased 06 Jamis xlt. The guys at the bike shop told me that it's a common problem with this year/model and I paid the 40 bucks for a new hanger which apparently will break on me soon again! I heard of some guys going through 8 of these in a summer = 320 bucks/season for hangers????? Anyone else out there experiencing this and have a solution for possibly better hangers if available or at least for a cheaper price?

    Thanks.

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    derailleur hangers are designed to break!

    Your retailler is charging you quite a bit. My LBS (a Jamis retailer) gets $20 a pop for the hangers.

    derailleurhanger.com

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    Yes I realize they are designed to break, but if you saw these you'd see how easily they can break. Thanks for the link, unfortunately none are for my XLT.

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    #49 isn't "the one" for your XLT?

    at any rate, try this link

    wheels manufacturing

    remember to compare shapes, rather than by just the descriptions.

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    Thanks again, but none of the shapes match. These are all side bolt mount, while my year Jamis has a rear bolt mount. So if you can imagine, the bolt hole is 5 mm diamter, and the hanger itself is probably 10 mm, hence 2.5 mm of material on either side of a hole. I can snap it with my fingers.

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    I feel your pain...XAM has the same hanger ...
    dakar XAM 1.0 Go to post #21
    My hangers been holding up well as of late - I'm hoping it was a bad run or karma or something! Check it often, seems to be problem if it loosens up, $40 is waaaay too much
    without hops the world stops

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    Jamis hangers

    Hey Guys,

    The key with these rear bolted hangers is to
    1) check them regularly
    2) when you get the bike take out the hanger bolts and use red loctite on the bolts and retighten, being sure NOT to over tighten.

    Doing these 2 simple things will safe you and your hanger in the future.

    And, what shop charged you 40 bucks for a hanger?

    Thanks guys!
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    Craig "Skippy" Hoyt

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    Thanks Skip..keeping that puppy tight seems to definately be the key (knock on wood)
    without hops the world stops

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