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Broken Gear Hanger and Rear Wheel Problem - Image Attached

Curious YellowCurious Yellow Posts: 281
edited June 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Bought a new bike and couldn't fit the rear wheel in. Seemed like the axle was too big to fit into the drop-out. Just re-examined the gear hanger and it looks like it's broken. I have spare gear hanger (same model as the one already in place) and it slots into the axle fine.

Wondering if anyone thinks this would prevent the rear wheel from slotting in? Looks like the gear hanger has moved inwards on breaking and would restrict the wheel's insertion? What do you think?

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    yes.
    yes.

    talk to the shop.
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  • Talked to the shop (Canyon). They've agreed to cover the replacement. Gutted that it will not be ridden today though.

    Oh well, such is life.

    Do gear hangers break this easily? This bike hasn't even been ridden once! I guess something could have happened to it in transit.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    see the topics on Canyon hangers.

    it is a poor design.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Why can't you ride if you already have a spare one?
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  • ShacksterShackster Posts: 257
    nicklouse wrote:
    see the topics on Canyon hangers.

    it is a poor design.

    Nick, please could you elaborate - holes too close to edge (although that must be the same for the pilo ones)? cast instead of machined etc)? the other thread doesn't reach a conclusion except that there seems to be some that break and some that don't. Although I am about to go home and check mine...
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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    I think it is because it has more than one attachment bolt. Only needed when the wheel is out really.
  • 25 Euros for a teensy bit of metal. I wonder if they'll ask nicely before they insert the rod, or whether they'll do it regardless.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    The hanger in that pic is rubbish quality, it doesn't even fit the frame properly.
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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    I think that's the problem - it's bent.
  • poppitpoppit Posts: 926
    Mine all broke in the same place as shown in this photo, it's where there is the most stress and very little metal, the hanger closes up so that you can't get the wheel out. The Pilo ones are CNC machined and not cast so look to be stronger. The Pilo one I'm now using has been ok but time will tell.
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