Maintenance on my bike

Discussion in 'Chai' started by Chai, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Your wheel will be 'dished' incorrectly if your chainstay is out of alignment. but it will still be straight. You probably need wheel dishing tool. Are you riding a carbon bike or alloy?

    I really need a hanger straightening tool, hit a rock a month ago, almost killed the derailleur (L limit screw was ripped off), and hanger was bent. But I still couldn't justify getting a RM200-300 tool for basically 1 time use. I just use a spanner to bend it back. :haha:
     
  2. atwl77

    atwl77 Just Started

    My bike's aluminum, but that could change anytime in the future... :whistle:

    But I think eventually I'll get at least a straightening tool... even slight misalignment can be annoying if it affects shifting and noise.
     
  3. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Usually it's just indexing, not hanger alignment. I'm very doubtful a road bike would have a bent hanger, even if it's alloy.

    I have ridden for more than 6 years, and I have only bent the hanger twice. Once I hit a tree jamming the rear derailleur. I had to buy a new replacement as it was in L shape literally. Another time I hit a rock really hard, but it was only slightly bent. Both are caused by heavy impact.

    If you are getting shifting noise throughout the cassette range, it's usually just indexing problem which is an easy fix. You can also eyeball whether the cassette is aligned to the derailleur cage.
     
  4. atwl77

    atwl77 Just Started

    Well, I had a bent hanger which the shop helped me straighten last week, not sure when that happened...
     
  5. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Another likely reason is due to mishandling when you transport your bike on a car, or you lean your bike on the ground on the drivetrain side. Do let me know when you buy one. I will borrow from you. :Haha:

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  6. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Did you get the derailleur hanger alignment tool yet?
     
  7. atwl77

    atwl77 Just Started

    Nah, not yet. Still window shopping, lol.
     
  8. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Where's the best place you found so far?
     
  9. atwl77

    atwl77 Just Started

    Most of the big places like Amazon etc have the Park Tools DAG-2 for around ~70 USD. Then I saw Rodalink had the Shimano version for RM6xx, but now I can't find the link to it :wall:
     
  10. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Get the DAG 2.2 which is the latest version. Cheapest I found is still on eBay.
     

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