- best technique/solution/tools for straightening a mech hanger?
discovered that my £5 tip purchase Marin has an integrated mech hanger.
It is bent in a little, its a hefty bit of steel to have to try and bend?Posted 2 years ago
adjustable spannerPosted 2 years ago
“Best” is a mech hanger straightening tool.Posted 2 years ago
an LBS should have a tool that extends into a great long bar to make minor adjustments easier.Posted 2 years ago
If diy at home, then a vice and bend slowly…adjustable spanner can also work…Posted 2 years ago
don’t have a bench or vice unfortunately
will find out my biggest adjustable, i’m assuming a lie it on the floor, stand over it, feet on opposite seat stays type scenario?Posted 2 years ago
will find out my biggest adjustable, i’m assuming a lie it on the floor, stand over it, feet on opposite seat stays type scenario?
😀 you’re not building the Titanic. If you’ve got a decent size asjustable, it should bend pretty easy.Posted 2 years ago
😆 believe me I’m like the Stan Laurel of Bike Maintenance!Posted 2 years ago
Well, I reckon you might be best putting a rear wheel in it and clamping it up to keep everything in place. Then you know it’s just the hanger you’re bending.Posted 2 years ago
….that’s a good idea…..I’m glad I thought of that…. 😉Posted 2 years ago
Integrated? Not replaceable in any way? Would be odd as the whole point of them is to be sacrificial and replaceable to avoid more costly damage.Posted 2 years agoTim Moore wrote:
Integrated? Not replaceable in any way? Would be odd as the whole point of them is to be sacrificial and replaceable to avoid more costly damage.
Common with steel and Ti framesPosted 2 years ago
Usually steel frames are non-replaceable.Posted 2 years ago
Ah right. So dropout would be steel (for a steel frame), less risk of snapping if you bend it back I guess?Posted 2 years ago
Aye.Posted 2 years ago
Depends on age of frame…replaceable dropouts didn’t really start appearing until 2000 and then became standard about 2005/6…Posted 2 years ago
Aedjustable spanner will bend it but chances are, you’re going to bend it squint. Have you got an old cup and cone wheel? The axle on those is usually the same thread as the hanger. You can use a whole wheel- it’s way easier to see what’s straight and what’s not- or you can pull the axle and lay a straight edge into the dropout and see it that way. It makes a good bendin’ handle too. You’ll get it 100% straight every time, as long as you’re at least slightly ept.Posted 2 years ago
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