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bent titanium hangers(4 posts)

bent titanium hangersplee009
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.

Patrick
re: bent titanium hangerszelig1
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 hangersSteveS
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 hangersnuke
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!