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    Highline replacement RD hanger

    Hey folks,

    I have been able to buy a replacement RD hanger for my Highline. Got the last avail one from Turner directly.

    Does anyone know where to get aftermarket replacements, or which ones will work with the Highline (DHR replacements perhaps)?

    Any help would be great! For background see other thread here:

    Highline XT 2x10 retrofit HELP!...

    Thanks,
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    uh-oh, that's not good. I've got a trashed threads one from riding with loose derailleur bolt. I was a little confused by your other thread, I'm not familiar with the newer derailleurs, how did the old hanger get ruined? Old DHR and Highline shared a hanger, the older ones were bulkier than the newer ones and used a longer axle. I've never heard of an aftermarket but might have to try North Shore billet and see if they can help.

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    Re: Highline replacement RD hanger

    Yeah, sorry for confusing. Basic problem was because I was shorted parts on a new RD, I ended up taking too much material off with the dremel to make the Shimano shadow+ RD fit, but had cassette/RD contact. Luckily was able to get the last one from Turner.

    Looked at NSB and Wheels mfg. Thier sites were unclear.

    Good to know that the HL and old DHR shared a hanger. That opens things up a bit I'm sure.

    Anyone else chime in or know where to get "old style" DHR RD replacement hangers?

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    I bought a spare Highline Der hanger from Turner last year before going to Whistler. They had to do a pretty hard search to find one for me. They said they almost never break. Stripping threads, well that's a whole other thing.
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    Re: Highline replacement RD hanger

    Still looking to find aftermarket RD hangers for Turner Highline/ DHR (old style).

    Anyone........ Bueller..... Bueller.......?

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    If you already have a replacement hanger, why do you need another one?

    I have had my Highline since 2008 and have never damaged the hanger in any way, but have destroyed at least one derailleur. 2 trips to Whistler, many trips around the Northeast without a spare. It is so beefy it is nearly impossible to damage.

    That said, it would still be a good idea to know where to get spares if needed.

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    Try some Turner dealers like Go-Ride or The Path.

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    Re: Highline replacement RD hanger

    @ Just... Not that I expect to damage another one, but I love my Highline and like to be able to fix my stuff the right way.

    @ air.... Good info there! Thanks

    It'd also be good to know if we can get old version DHR replacements as they are confirmed the same as the HL



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    Re: Highline replacement RD hanger

    Bump....

    Haven't heard back from North Shore Components yet...

    Anyone know of an aftermarket RD hanger for the HL/DHR that works great?


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    Re: Highline replacement RD hanger

    UPDATE:

    So I was emailing back and forth with North Shore Billet. Chris there said they'd look at making RD Hangers but they'd need to get their hands on a HL/old DHR frame for testing.....

    Can anyone oblige?

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    Maybe make this request on nsmb.com, otherwise in 2 months I can help them.
    Do they need a frame or just a hanger?

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    Re: Highline replacement RD hanger

    Not sure. I can clarify with them. Noted on your offer (I'll pass it on and pm you if necessary) and direction to NSMB.

    Thanks

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    Let me know how this goes. I'm moving to North Vancouver with my '08 Highline in less than a month. Not sure how long they would need the RD for but maybe we could arrange a pick up/drop off, I won't be DH'ing for a while still.

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    Re: Highline replacement RD hanger

    @ Hubba.. Check your PM

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    Re: Highline replacement RD hanger

    @ Hubba....
    Great news. Check your PM again

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    Please keep us all posted. I'm in to buy one if they make it. Always good to have one just in case. Especially since I never plan to get rid of my highline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescbrennan View Post
    Please keep us all posted. I'm in to buy one if they make it. Always good to have one just in case. Especially since I never plan to get rid of my highline.
    Will definitely keep you guys in the loop. I'm driving out to Vancouver next week, once I connect with the guys from NSB, I'll drop off my bike in early July. Then it's up to them to make the part and offer it, and get me my bike back!

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    Re: Highline replacement RD hanger

    Sounds like things are progressing well. Any updates Hubba?

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    I can certainly send the file for hanger to North Shore Billet, if they want it. I left a voice message on their machine 2 weeks ago offering hanger file/drawings and got no response. We get so few requests it ain't even funny.

    Almost every one fails is derailer threads, and the fix can be done with a steel threaded insert like Wheels sells, use the 'long' insert and that is good to go.

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    Re: Highline replacement RD hanger

    DT that would be awesome. If you pm me your email I can forward you to the individual working on this at NSB.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by a250gpguy View Post
    DT that would be awesome. If you pm me your email I can forward you to the individual working on this at NSB.

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    I've yet to hear from anyone at NSB. The file would make more sense though, but if they want a sample as well let me know. The HL is parked in the house, not much time for DH these days

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    I have also been onto NSB about getting one made, as I need one for my DHR. I'm based in the UK so if there is a technical document available of the hanger and Turner are happy to distribute it that would be great as I could take it to a machinist in the UK?

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    I will be in their next week and will visit the shop.

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    Re: Highline replacement RD hanger

    No doubt.

    @ Hubba... Have you been able to hook up with anyone at NSB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by a250gpguy View Post
    No doubt.

    @ Hubba... Have you been able to hook up with anyone at NSB?
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    Still no news from them. Do you want to pm me Chris's contact info and I'll chase them down? Between DT's file and the sample on my bike, it should be a quick item to sort out.

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    Has anyone contacted them with a CC #? All this talk don't mean anything to them if they are making parts that make them money. Put orders in and THEN bug NSB! As for having one made in the UK, I am sure it ain't worth it. As anyone that needs one can attest, they are not simple parts to machine or hold in the machine, the only way any machine shop can justify this is to run a full batch. My agreement with NSB is that they will be the only supply, I will not even buy them to re sale as I know that engineering the tooling for the mill and programing etc is a time consuming process and the only way it makes sense for them is that they have a shot at the minimal market that is for these parts. Hubba, 'wreck, if you get any info ple

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    While we're on a Highline topic and DT is involved. If one was to acquire a HL due to sentiment and the bridge in the rear triangle isn't present to fix the rare breakage potential at the chainstay, can the rear be sent in for the upgrade? And what's the cost?
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    Has anyone contacted them with a CC #? All this talk don't mean anything to them if they are making parts that make them money. Put orders in and THEN bug NSB! As for having one made in the UK, I am sure it ain't worth it. As anyone that needs one can attest, they are not simple parts to machine or hold in the machine, the only way any machine shop can justify this is to run a full batch. My agreement with NSB is that they will be the only supply, I will not even buy them to re sale as I know that engineering the tooling for the mill and programing etc is a time consuming process and the only way it makes sense for them is that they have a shot at the minimal market that is for these parts. Hubba, 'wreck, if you get any info ple

    Fair enough. For folks looking at ordering a replacement hanger, shoot them an email here:

    sales@northshorebillet.com

    With a little luck they'll see there's a few bucks to be made and it'll kick start the process a little faster.

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    I still want to know if anyone has actually had one of these hangers fail while riding. This is the only bike I've owned where I can confidently say I don't have a need for a spare hanger. But it doesn't get ridden all that much anymore either. Too many bikes, not enough time, not enough places to use it.

    If you guys want them that bad, I have a machine shop that will make them but they won't be cheap in small quantities. This is probably why NSB doesn't want to do it, there is a lot of initial investment to make 5 hangers.

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    MK, not sure what you mean for bridge not present? The yoke that connected the right and left seat stays directly to the shock and swing link surely must be still on the bike? If so, but cracked, a NorCal customer recently sent his SS to Ventana as he was in a rush to get it repaired. Sherwood did an awesome job, as he is certainly one of the best fabricators in the industry and got it back to him quickly.
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    ditto on the NSB wants committed buyers.

    I haven't had a "failure" on the hangar, just stripped threads from riding with a loose derailleur bolt, which is fixable. This is likely the most common problem besides just plain old losing it.

    Highline stays, I think MK is refering to the brace welded to the stays at the axle, I think my version has it but the final version doesn't? I have to look and see what the distinguishing features are on the updated stays.

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    Post picture of chainstays, we can ID it that way.

    Thanks for clarifying that Air

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    What I mean is the piece added between the seatstay and the chainstay toward the rear axle to prevent the chainstay separating at the weld between the dropout piece and the chainstay itself.

    I'll look for the photos.

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    I can't find a good photo but this pertains to the old recall.

    The V3 chainstay, as I think it was called (crappy photo of my old bike):
    http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb5531586/p5pb5531586.jpg

    vs. older:
    http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb9881227/p4pb9881227.jpg

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    Re: Highline replacement RD hanger

    Thanks for all the info guys.

    DT: Thank you very much for being a part of this thread and providing expert solutions. Awesome and RARE customer service there. Regardless of the outcome with NSB, you have gained at least 1 new faithful customer for my family's mtb purchases.

    A few folks in the know have said that NSB would want a commitment from riders to produce the RD hangers. I have contacted them via the email provided by @hubba and placed an order, quantity 2 for my HL. One for replacing my own stupidity and the other as a back up.

    I would suggest other riders place your order via email or phone if you already have an NSB contact person (even if you live far far away from North Van) to increase the likelihood that this quality product gets produced, helping out HL and (old model) DHR riders everywhere.

    This is a great community and I am very happy that riders and manufacturers from around the world have been working together towards a solution to support this timeless design.

    Cheers all,
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    Okay everyone, so my last post I said I had ordered 2 for myself via sales@northshorebillet.com

    Here is the response from Chris Allen @ NSB:

    Hey Chris,

    We got a 3d file from Turner bikes of the DHR/Highline hanger. They are in production now, we’ll have them anodized and ready to ship Sept 1.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater


    All the best,

    Chris


    I want to send out personal thank you's to everyone involved in this cool project.

    Thank you NSB for even considering this project!

    Thank you DT! Awesome customer service

    Thank you to @Hubbaman and others who were willing to give up thier bikes for R&D.

    Thank you to the MTBR community accross the world for coming together on this project

    I am super stoked!

    Sincerely,
    Chris Hamilton

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    Update:
    Ordered and received my 2 RD Hangers from NSB....Super nice looking and LIGHT.

    Again many thanks to the whole MTB / Turner / MTBR community....

    Ch

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