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    98 Ybbeat-Non Replaceable Derailleur hange

    Well, after 11 years or so on the trails, I have managed to tweak the derailleur hanger on my Ybbeat. Kind of a freak deal, did a partial endo, rear wheel got up off the ground about 2 feet or so, came down and landed on the wheel of the guy riding behind me. Hanger is bent out a little and twisted in a little at front edge.

    Can this be straightened as would a steel hanger? It is not a replaceable hanger.
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    Bueller, Bueller, anyone, anyone?
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    i'd just call moots in the morning. 970-879-1676. worse comes to worst, time for a bead blast/decal/disc tab refurb extravaganza. looks like the general consensus, via the google search, is that ti rd hangers are a ***** to straighten.

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    I have had good luck straightening ti hangers, but it depends on the damage, and sometimes nothing can be done. pics?

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    I've had good luck straightening out bent Ti tabs but each case is different - take it to a good LBS an let them have looksee.

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    I hope it can be straightened. I'll be at a framebuilder's shop next month, I'll email him and see if he thinks he can help. If not, it will probably sit awhile before I can send it back to moots, it could use a refurb anyway. 11 years of riding and even ti will show some age. Could use a fresh bead blast and some new decals. I don't know if I'd put a disc mount on it or not. It's from back in the days of 70 mm forks, so a disc just seems wrong.
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    I've had my YBB since '99, refurbed it twice and it looks as good as my new ones. Get the dics tab put on it wont be too long before v-brakes/canti's will be the relm of 'crossers only. Don't forget the headbadge.

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    It can totally be straightened. I feel a coule of years back and had mine straightened, it is going on 3 years since and no problems @ all. Ti is super tough that way. Take it to a GOOD bike shop and they should be able to do the job easily.

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