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I think it toast, but is there any way to fix it? the first half of the threading is now shiny, smooth metal. :madman:

If it's toast, anybody know how to get one, or where to get one the cheapest?

tried derrailleurhanger.com (or someting like that), but they didnt have the vpfree model.
 

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Your LBS might have a "drop-out saver kit." It's a tap and a helicoil. But since youre hanger is aluminum, I don't know how well the helicoil will stay in. IMO, it's not worth it. If you do repair it, keep it as a spare, throw a new one on. Just shell out and pick one up from Santa Cruz or a SC dealer.
 

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You can also t-bolt it as an alternative to a helicoil. Most good bike shops should have one. I did it to two of my dh bikes and they work great.
 

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Yes... I have done something similar...

Tap the derailleur mounting bolt (if it's SRAM, it should be alloy, and hollow) to 6mm thread, then bolt through the back with a flat head bolt (anything that sticks out will interfere with your 11t cog)

It sandwiches your hanger between the bolt head and the derailleur. Works great!

JMH

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You can also t-bolt it as an alternative to a helicoil. Most good bike shops should have one. I did it to two of my dh bikes and they work great.
 

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You could always just use a Saint rear derailleur (mounts to the rear axle). Just an idea, especially if your hard on derailleurs, or planning on up grading.
 

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kidwoo said:
You can also t-bolt it as an alternative to a helicoil. Most good bike shops should have one. I did it to two of my dh bikes and they work great.
Those are the best things ever made. We use them all the time at the shop I work at. It is hands down the best way to solve the problem, with the exception of this one since the hanger is replacable. BUY A NEW HANGER
 
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