|bent titanium hangers||plee009|
May 14, 2001 8:59 PM
|Anyone have experience with bent hangers on their titanium road bikes? My Airborne's hanger bent grotesquely on my this weekend while shifting of all things, and I was wondering if it's possible or even advisable to bend them back. If I do I'm thinking the hanger would be weakened and might cause a bad crash if it were to happen again. My rear wheel locked up on me but luckily I was going uphill..
Thanks for any info. Please email me direct.
|re: bent titanium hangers||zelig1|
May 15, 2001 3:51 AM
|I'd email Airborne and get their recommendation. I'm a bit surprised that it bent as the dropouts are 3AL/2.5V Ti. Let us know what happens.|
|re: bent titanium hangers||SteveS|
May 15, 2001 6:02 PM
|Your hanger is part of a 7mm thick piece of titanium, it can be bent back with no problem. Somewhere in the FAQs at the Airborne website, they address this but with their new web page, I don't know where it is. If in serious doubt call Sales and ask them their opinion.
Since I have never known a road cyclist to bend a hanger seriously, other than maybe aluminum, I would be kind of curious as to how this happened.
|re: bent titanium hangers||nuke|
May 15, 2001 6:23 AM
|Ti's claim to fame is their exceeding long fatigue life. Meaning that they should be able to be bent back to their original position without any worries. But I would choose a skilled mechanic with the proper tools to perform this job. Certainly with a hanger alignment tool. And asking Airborne wouldn't hurt either. Good Luck!|| |