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So my rear tire started to rub against my left chain stay recently. After some investigation I discovered that my drive side drop out has worn, allowing the wheel to shift. (image to follow) My LBS suggested just replacing the deraulleur hanger and hoping for the best, but I'm not sure that'll be enough.

I was able to find this with a bit of googling:

http://www.velonews.com/tech/report/articles/7465.0.html

I don't like cannondale's response of buy a new frame, though.

Has this happened to anyone else? Can anyone think of a way to fix this short of finding some one who can weld aluminum? How about if I put a spacer the size of my axle in to transfer some of the forces from the new hanger to the skewer?
 

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Try some nuts

Monkey nuts, that is. Available from surly. They're supposed to hold the wheel farther back in a geared application on the Karate Monkey, but you might be able to run them backwards, with no offset, and it might help spread the load onto the dropout a little better. Should be cheap too, worth a try maybe.

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