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xcrdr wrote:Most companies wouldn't replace that frame. It's not a warranty issue. It was an accident.The good thing is Specialized has replaced alot of frames that were broken by other than warranty related issues. Good luck and let us know how it comes out.
What this guy says.
Non warranty issue.
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If Specialized can't help you, the derailleur hanger might be replace with an original style C'Dale derailleur hanger. These hangers are a clevis design.
So even if the frame is cracked at the attachment hole the C'Dale hanger will wrap both sides of any metal that is left. You will probably need to fit the C'Dale hanger with hammer, saw, drill, and file. A clevis doubles the joint strength and can be fitted to almost any remaining metal.
Most other derailleur hangers are one sided and shaped to fit the frame. Once the frame is cracked or broken at the hanger's attachment point bolting on a new derailleur hanger will not work.
It might be worth the effort find an old C'Dale hanger. (pre bankruptcy)
New C'Dale hangers are not a clevis design.
a U-shaped or forked metal connector within which another part can be fastened by means of a bolt or pin passing through the ends of the connector.
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