bent RD?

father_jack
father_jack Posts: 3,509
edited May 2014 in Workshop
Sram derailler.

Bike fell over onto the right side, after which the chain fell onto the spokes (before that end stops were fine)

Have I bent the derailler/hanger? It doesn't look inline, but not sure if it was inline before.
Guess not too expensive?

If I went for this one, suitable (and upgrade)

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/sram ... -prod41155

measured bolt of jockey wheels 75mm. which one small or medium cage?
Say... That's a nice bike..
Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)

Comments

  • father_jack
    father_jack Posts: 3,509
    lol just bent it back with one finger. What a rubbish RD. Remember when setting it up the shifter bends the RD a bit past end stop.

    I've come off the Campag bike lots of times, right hand side falls taking chunk off the RD and still perfect shifting.

    Sram crap.
    Say... That's a nice bike..
    Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)
  • imposter2.0
    imposter2.0 Posts: 12,028
    Hanger looks bent. Probably nothing to do with the RD.
  • wishitwasallflat
    wishitwasallflat Posts: 2,927
    +1 looks bent and remember it's supposed to bend to stop damage to RD and/or frame - it's not crap at all, a crap hanger would be one that didn't bend!
  • father_jack
    father_jack Posts: 3,509
    either way using a bit of outward force bent (not much one finger holding bottom of RD) something back, either RD or hanger, RD jockey wheels are inline now.
    Say... That's a nice bike..
    Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)
  • andrewjoseph
    andrewjoseph Posts: 2,165
    If you can bend it back so easily, I recommend not riding it. It might bend back into the spokes or just rip apart.

    For the cost of a new mech hanger, its not worth the risk.
    --
    Burls Ti Tourer for Tarmac, Saracen aluminium full suss for trails
  • 47p2
    47p2 Posts: 329
    Always handy keeping a couple of hangers in the spares box as they become difficult to source after a while
  • father_jack
    father_jack Posts: 3,509
    halfords stock them? Carrera Gryphon

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/carrera-gryph ... 258dcea17b
    Say... That's a nice bike..
    Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)
  • Initialised
    Initialised Posts: 3,047
    47p2 wrote:
    Always handy keeping a couple of hangers in the spares box as they become difficult to source after a while

    You heard of BETD?

    I think they have all of them.
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,804
    47p2 wrote:
    Always handy keeping a couple of hangers in the spares box as they become difficult to source after a while

    You heard of BETD?

    I think they have all of them.

    Very handy website, cheers.

    @Father Jack: Stop falling off your bloody bike, oh and clean the thing at least once a year.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • 47p2
    47p2 Posts: 329
    You heard of BETD?

    I think they have all of them.


    Sadly none for my frames :cry: