XT Shadow+ mech + mud = bent?

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  • XT Shadow+ mech + mud = bent?
  • Murray
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    I managed to break my mech hanger riding in half frozen mud. Replaced the hanger but something’s still very wrong. I’m thinking the black link from the mech hanger to the mech is bent. If so, can you buy just that part?


    IMG_1687 by Murray C, on Flickr


    IMG_1688 by Murray C, on Flickr

    danielgroves
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    I believe that your going to have to buy a whole new mech, pretty sure you can’t buy spare parts for Mechs.

    Your cage looks like it’s leaning over to the left more than the bolt arm, so I wouldn’t be surprised if something else is bent anyway.

    Murray
    Member

    Oh bother (and other words). Second opinion anyone?

    Premier Icon tthew
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    Got to be worth trying to bend it back if you are going to have to buy a new one anyway. Suffered the same fate myself last weekend, (though just the cage, not the link bit) and got it all straight enough to work again.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I’d be straightening the link thing.

    Kinda infuriating that it’s not replacable though considering it’s almost like a second mechhanger. Maybe someone who’s got one of those newer direct fit frames might have a spare? (if I understand it right, that dispenses with the link)

    Duane…
    Member

    If it’s removable, try find someone who’s got the same mech but bent the cage or something?

    That is, after trying to bend it straight first.

    PJM1974
    Member

    It’s got to be worth a bash with a couple of strips of wood and a vice.

    What’s to lose?

    Rorschach
    Member

    Is that a m786 (xt shadow+) rear mech?In which case I think you need one of these Item1
    Can’t find it on madison consumer site (not at work) but it would be madison code 5Y0 9801.

    Murray
    Member

    Just taken the mech off the link thing. There’s a definite bend in it and the tab doesn’t sit against the hanger. Has anyone got a good one hanging around that they can compare?

    IMG_1691 by Murray C, on Flickr

    IMG_1690 by Murray C, on Flickr

    Murray
    Member

    Yes, XT Rear Derailleur 10-speed RD-M786 GS – thanks Rorschach

    Rorschach
    Member

    It’s part of shimano’s direct mount standard.Eventually that part will be integrated into your bikes dropout/mech hanger and eliminate the other bolt.They list the older types but not the latest ones 😐
    A phone call to madison will provide the answer.
    Or a fekkin’ big ‘ommer.

    Murray
    Member

    Record Number 6 vice instead of a Birmingham Screwdriver 🙂

    Reckon it’ll weaken it rather. I’ll be on the phone to Madison then.

    Thanks all.

    Rorschach
    Member

    As long as you get it plenty hot first it’ll bend back ok.
    Btw,Madison don’t really like talking directly to customers…that’s what lbs’s are for 😆

    Mister P
    Member

    I’ll save you a phone call. It is not available at the moment, it will be but not sure when yet. The part code will actually be Y5Y098010 when it does become available to order.

    Murray
    Member

    Thanks Mister P. Vice and adjustable spanner seemed to do the trick.

    Rorschach
    Member

    Y5Y098010=Shimano code.Drop the first letter and last number=madsion code 8)

    Mister P
    Member

    You a betting man Rorschach? Wanna have a friendly wager on what the Madison code will be? Packet of Jaffa Cakes? Us bike industry types like those apparently 😆

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