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    Cost of Derailleur hanger?!?

    Sold my Firebird to a mate and have recently purchased a new AM bike (still have the Phoenix - never selling that), the firebird was just a little small for me and a competitors bike was cheaper with a CCDBA and a head angle I actually wanted.

    On my mates third ride out on the firebird with me, he managed to smash the rear derailleur off in a rock garden. The derailleur is fine and the chain will need a few new links, the derailleur hanger did it's job and broke.

    Only problem is the Australian price for a derailleur hanger is $55 - I have contacted the Pivot distributer and various dealers, what is currently causing this is a brand new XT rear mech costs $3 more on CRC. US price for a hanger is 20, delivery is 40... so not really a viable option.

    I am really struggling to see how a small piece of metal costs the same as something as complex as a rear derailleur. I always thought the idea behind a replaceable hanger was it protects the rear mech from damage, pretty useless if it costs the same. Some one in Australia is absolutely flogging the customers wallet.

    Mates pondering trying to get one machined locally out of steel - anyone have an idea if this would result in frame/dropout damage on a decent hit to the rear derailleur?

    Feels good to rant!

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    The derailleur hanger should be the weak point.
    If you make it stronger than the frame then you risk damaging the frame.

    But, if you can manufacture it out of steal, you can manufacture it out of aluminum.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Try searching ebay's US site.
    Most derailleur hangers can be bought for $10 or less. Some with starting bids of $1
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Thanks kjlued for the obvious idea but which I over looked, I don't use ebay, but for $26 delivered sounds pretty reasonable to me - might be worth signing up. I see that North Shore Billet make them and are happy to sell international (at a very decent delivery cost).

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    No prob

    North Shore Billet has their own site.
    Derailleur Hangers North Shore Billet

    You can order straight from them and not sign up on ebay.
    Maybe order a couple and save on shipping.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    The idea behind the hanger is to protect the frame not the derailuer, would you rather be spending 55.00 for a hanger then having to buy a new frame ?
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    This is BS. I break two hangers a season, so it seems. Pivot hangers are 6061, and are made to break- which they do oh so well. They are so good at what they do, that I had one break in my hands during initial alignment with the fancy Park tool- i'm talking about a small, gentle adjustment here. They are too expensive, period. It should be a $15 part, not a $40 part. North Shore Billet does not make a Phoenix hanger or a 10mm hanger for the Mach series. Why can't they make it out of cheezy, soft alloy like the cheapies so we have a chance to straighten the dang things on the trail and keep riding?
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    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Pivot hangers are a pretty much a $15 part if you buy them from right the place.

    $18
    Pivot Pivot Derailleur Hanger | Competitive Cyclist

    These are not for the 12mm axle

    $20
    Pivot Cycles Derailleur Hanger - $19.99 : CLV Merchandise, Your Source for Pivot Cycles Gear
    These are not for the 12mm axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Pivot hangers are a pretty much a $15 part if you buy them from right the place.

    $18
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    You just brought cheer to my day, kjlued.
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    Last January, the Mach hangers were $23 + shipping. In April or so this year, Phoenix hangers were $30 (I paid $72 for two after shipping). Looks like they got their heads checked. I'm glad about that, I was considering break-away derailleur bolts because they are cheaper than Pivot hangers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Stumpy View Post
    You can get them directly from Pivot for $20 (the 12mm also).
    Only if you live in the US.
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