So, ride too fast and you're shredding something more than the trail . . . I've always heard that prudence is a good thing. Nice pic, too.
Thanks Jock. The bolt seemed to pull right out of the mounting hole. I really should get a new frame, as this one is a hodge-podge of parts that were never meant to be together. I just hate to spend more $$$, as I've been picking up some tools for my workshop recently.The bolt that secured the derailleur broke?
Nicely done on the field repair.
How about a short threaded bolt through the hole with a really thin nut to hold it . . . or wouldn't there be enough clearance for the chain and sprocket. (I'm just guessing at the geometry.)Thanks Jock. The bolt seemed to pull right out of the mounting hole. I really should get a new frame, as this one is a hodge-podge of parts that were never meant to be together. I just hate to spend more $$$, as I've been picking up some tools for my workshop recently.
Dang, your bike troubles seem to be even worse. There is a hanger bolted onto my derailleur - it's what you see hooked around the tree branch stub in the photo. The frame I'm using was never meant to have gears or disc brakes - I did a lot of garage engineering to make it work. I've had a lot of fun with this Frankenstein bike, and gotten a lot of great miles from it, but I've also had my share of maintenance issues. If I can find a proper fat bike frame without having to outlay tons of $$$, I'll likely swap over my wheels, brakes, gears, etc.Is (was) there really a normal reailleur hanger tab, or was it directly bolted to the frame?
I adopted a 2009 Specialized Stumpy recently, looked rough but seemed sound. Rode it to drop my daughter off at school, and BANG the derailluer actually went far enough in towards the wheel in lowest gear to be grabbed by the spokes, which yanked it up, around, and over, and cracked it in half (it was a fancy stock old XTR, with a carbon fiber cage that snapped pretty easily). I found that the derailleur hanger tab was to blame - it was ent slightly inwards, so the derailleur was angled in, and in low gear could juuuust go far enough to get snagged. I gently bent it straight with an adjustable wrench, replaced the $300-ish XTR der. with a $39 Deore, and now it shifts perfectly.
Wif also just ripped the old chain ring off her beloved Pugeot UO-8 from the 70's. 3 of the bolts came off under her torque going uphill, the chain then taco'd the poor thing around to an bolong shape. So I have some $hit to replace.