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The shifting rear wheel.(1 post)

The shifting rear wheel.Sid the sloth
Oct 20, 2003 8:54 PM
Has anyone had a problem with the rear deraileur hanger bolt interfering with the rear wheel axle? I noticed that the rear wheel on my road bike was shifting to one side after a ride- especially after climbing steep hills. Basically, the rear wheel moves closer to the chainstay, and sometimes rubs against one of the rear brake pads. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that both the quick release mount, as well as the rear wheel axle partially overlapped the allen bolt and nut on the removable rear deraileur hanger resulting in an uneven surface for the axle to sit on. It seems as if this is a design flaw. If the rear quick release is wrenched down tightly, it seems to hold pretty well.
So, is this a common problem with removable derailleur hangers? Are there any remedies to the situation?
Thanks!