- Anyone unbent a mech hanger?
I’m going to give it a go later, how likely am I to:
a) not just break it in two; and
b) get it straight?
On another note, as a replacement mech hanger is £20 + postage of £6, on balance I’d rather the mech had just taken the hit as at least I would be happier paying to replace it!Posted 5 years agoalanfMember
Just get another.Posted 5 years ago
Even if you do manage to bend it back to something like it will probably still be out by just enough to make the gears a complete pain to get anything like acceptable.
I’ve tried this before and what I thought was a straight hanger was ever so slightly out and swapping for a new one cured all my gear changing issues.
Keep the bent one as a spare to get you out of trouble if you need it.steviedSubscriber
Have you tried these guys: http://gearmechhanger.com/epages/950001649.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/950001649/CategoriesPosted 5 years agoedlongMember
Yes, at the trailside, by the highly technical method of putting it on a flat rock and hitting another rock into it repeatedly until it looked straight.
I did order a replacement, but it never arrived and I must have got lucky because the gears worked fine and the hanger didn’t snap in the six months that I kept the bike after that.
No I didn’t sell a bike on with a dodgy hanger, it was nicked.Posted 5 years agogavstorieMember
i have one of these:
used it loads of times on my current hanger and its still going strong. It works well as long as its not bent too far out of shape..Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
MC made me one for my hemlock, I straightened it a bunch of times before it snapped, sometimes by a load, tough as old boots. Not as tough as the XT rear mech it’s attached to, which seems to be impervious to all harm
It depends on how much you want to straighten though- if they’re massively bent, it’s probably going to snap. But mech hangers pick up little bends often ime (I always check them when I’m working on a bike, and they’re bent as often as not). A little tweak does no harm.Posted 5 years ago
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