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Rear hangers.

I’ve needed to replace a rear hanger twice this year. First time one got bent it was not catastrophic. It happened climbing out of Lllanidloes on the Bryan Chapman Memorial in May. I managed without the bottom gear till I got home and could replace it. Second time was in Holland in August. I allowed my second oldest son to have a ride on my bike. He was over enthusiastic and came off. Bent the hanger right out of shape. Gear change was totalled. Did not have a spare with me. Cut my intended mileage down for that week away.

rear hanger

Worth carrying a spare. They’re not expensive. They are small and weigh very little. A quick and easy fix to what could be a ride stopping prang.  

By monaxle

Dad to four boys. Married to their mum. A satisficer. Lifelong cyclist, wannabe nomad, casual snapper and music lover. Occasional glimmers of creativity. Left field, anti establishment and non conformist tendencies. Green politics. Employment in mental health and children and adults social care. Open to learning, development and growth. Often get things wrong. Sometimes getting them right.

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1 reply on “Rear hangers.”

It’s a good idea. That and a free hub failure are the two things that would mean “ride over”.

(Experience that time when I converted my bike to single speed mid ride!)

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