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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 9:26 am 
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Had an incident with the rear mech hanger on my Pace RC200. Looked down and somehow the mech was almost above the dropout, not below
I have a feeling that mech hangers a bit bent. Question is, how much should I straighten it? Was the original completely flat, or was there always a kink in it (to keep the hanger vertical even though the chainstays are splayed?)


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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 11:48 am 
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That's aluminium ... get a framebuilder to look at it. You don't want to cold-set that yourself.


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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 11:59 am 
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Raging_Bulls wrote:
That's aluminium ... get a framebuilder to look at it. You don't want to cold-set that yourself.


Just checked on mine, and they are meant to be 100% straight.
As above, I fear that trying to straighten that out yourself will result in it cracking/breaking.
I think gil_m can get hold of replacement dropouts, maybe worth a PM to him?


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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 12:46 pm 
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More to the point; what's with the red and white stripes everywhere?
Even the tea towel on the (red) cooker!
:xmas-wink:


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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 12:59 pm 
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suburbanreuben wrote:
More to the point; what's with the red and white stripes everywhere?
Even the tea towel on the (red) cooker!
:xmas-wink:

"watch out watch out, there's a humphrey about"
(retro ad for those too young)!


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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 1:45 pm 
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On second thoughts, it looks bent because you're holding the ruler up at an angle, I'm sure the mech hanger is fine.

:wink:


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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 4:30 pm 
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The hanger is fine, it's the rest of the frame that's at an angle. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 5:01 pm 
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That's bent, isn't it?


What, the T-Shirt or the Haircut?


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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 6:43 pm 
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meant to be straight, replacements available from Pace (try Just back dated first though)


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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 7:55 pm 
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rc's rc200 wrote:
Had an incident with the rear mech hanger on my Pace RC200. Looked down and somehow the mech was almost above the dropout, not below
I have a feeling that mech hangers a bit bent. Question is, how much should I straighten it? Was the original completely flat, or was there always a kink in it (to keep the hanger vertical even though the chainstays are splayed?)




....where's Wally.... :lol:


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