BVC-CHAT Rear Derailleur Hanger
Josh at HLE.com
Thu Sep 13 16:12:48 CDT 2007
Great question. I don't have any recollection of banging the
From: bvc-chat-bounces at philebus.tamu.edu
[mailto:bvc-chat-bounces at philebus.tamu.edu] On Behalf Of Kevin Baker
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 3:42 PM
To: Brazos Valley Cyclists
Subject: Re: BVC-CHAT Rear Derailleur Hanger
Glad to hear you're ok, that sounds like a nasty fall.
Is it possible that you dropped your bike or banged the derailleur at
some point? From what you said about the shifting, it sounds like your
hanger might have been bent (and weakened) before you actually went
down. I've never heard of a healthy unbent hanger just shearing off
like that, so if it just broke from regular use I would definitely raise
hell with Orbea.
I had a bit of a tumble last night when my rear derailleur
hangar sheared in half causing my derailler and chain to get caught up
in my spokes and slamming me to the ground. After a couple of cuts, a
chipped tooth, some nice road rash, a VERY sore shoulder, a good size
swelling on my head, a trip to the ER, x-rays, a CT scan, and a couple
of vicoden, im up and moving.
However, my bike isn't in the best looking shape. I'm wondering
if I should complain to Orbea of if that is something that "just
happens." The bike is 2 years old and only has about 3,500 miles on it.
There was no warning other than, looking back on it, the bike wasn't
shifting properly for a few miles before it happened. Anyone ever have
this happen before?
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