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Spare Hanger Or Derailleur Bracket

Postby cep32 on Mon 3rd Apr 2:04pm

I'm doing the Heaphy in a couple of months so looking at what bits I need to take. I have looked at getting a spare hanger for my Trek Fuel EX but they cost $70. When I look at how it is all set up it looks like the bracket between the main body of the rear derailleur and the hanger would be the weakest link and break rather than the hanger itself.

Has anyone had any experience with this? Am I better to just get the little bracket (it's a relatively cheap Shimano part) instead of a hanger?
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Re: Spare Hanger Or Derailleur Bracket

Postby Velocipedestrian on Mon 3rd Apr 2:13pm

The hanger isn't likely to break, but if you smack it, it will bend.
Then you can say goodbye to nicely indexed shifting.

Replacing the shimano part if this happens won't make any difference.

A spare hanger in the toolkit can be the difference between riding and pushing out.
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Re: Spare Hanger Or Derailleur Bracket

Postby dwgknz on Mon 3rd Apr 2:13pm

I always thought hanger was built out of cheese to prevent anything else from bending and breaking.
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Re: Spare Hanger Or Derailleur Bracket

Postby Velocipedestrian on Mon 3rd Apr 2:46pm

dwgknz wrote:I always thought hanger was built out of cheese to prevent anything else from bending and breaking.

This.

Annoying when it happens, but easy to fix in the wild if you have the spare.
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Re: Spare Hanger Or Derailleur Bracket

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Mon 3rd Apr 5:23pm

dwgknz wrote:I always thought hanger was built out of cheese to prevent anything else from bending and breaking.


With the advent of clutch mechs they have needed to be built strong again.
I broke a few when I went to clutch with my previous bike, the force has to go somewhere.
Can't see myself breaking the one on the current bike.

Remember to bring a pair of pliers in case you break the hanger off completely.
Couldn't get the remnants of my one off the mech so just had a chainless run to the bottom.
Still beat everyone down hehe
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