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why in the world cant a bike shop keep deraillur hangers in stock for the bikes they have on the show room????

i have a Marin bike which i just broke the hanger and to makwe things even worse the hanger didnt break the way it was supposed to and tore out through the back of the frame also....but from the looks of it i will still be able to install a hanger with one bolt and pin the other side.

so now i am out of a bike for almost two weeks because they dont have one and Marin is closed until the 3rd......AARRRGGGGHHH!!!!!!
 

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This is due to the fact that bike companies like to change the derailleur hanger designs quite often, use multiple designs across their bike line-up, and they aren't that cheap to buy/stock.

Hopefully you ordered two new hangers. You really should have at least one spare dearilleur hanger on hand for your own bike. It isn't even too bad of an idea to include one with your gear in your Camelback when you are riding.
 

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yes i know i should have had an extra at first.actually on my old NRS i did carry an extra one.just never got around to getting it for the new bike.

still this shop had 10 of htese bikes on the showroom at all times,it just would seem smart to carry some.
 

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I agree

We should carry a spare at all times but if a store stocks a cirtian bike they should stock the hangers for that frame. Hangers break frequently and shop owners knows this so they should just stock them.
 

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"Should"

I bent one years ago so I carried a spare for quite a while. That was two different bikes ago. I haven't carried a spare since but I'm thinking of doing it again since I do some pretty remote rides and I can't really walk very far. The problem is I'm not very mechanical and I don't know if I could replace it on the trail anyway ;)
 

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I asked the LBS near me..

if they'd sell me one off one of the frames on the wall and they declined. I ended up buying straight from the frame maker. Live and learn..live and learn..
 

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Is it just me or does that site to be a little on the expensive side? My 04 Marin Hardtail and my 05 Kona Coiler use the exact same derailer hanger. I just ordered one from Kona a while back for $10. I did have to pay $10 shipping but I ordered some other stuff at the time. Anyone know of a cheaper source?
 

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Just another reason

to love my Weyless SP. That frame came with an extra hanger. I also bought one of the Supergo Access ALU frames a couple of years ago which also came with an extra hanger and a little bottle of touch up paint! Now if they can give you that stuff with a frame that only costs $300 (the Weyless), why can't all companies give you that stuff???
 

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If my local shop had 10 bikes on the floor and would sell a hanger to me off one of the 10 floor bikes, I'd take my business elsewhere. If they don't stock it they should do whetever is necessary to help you out.
 

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GearHead said:
This is due to the fact that bike companies like to change the derailleur hanger designs quite often, use multiple designs across their bike line-up, and they aren't that cheap to buy/stock.
This is the biggest reason they are not stocked at LBS right here. I just counted the hangers available in one of our catalogs and finished with 111 options. Tough to stock all of it, but I do agree that they should have worked with you if they had ten bikes on the floor.
 

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This is the biggest reason they are not stocked at LBS right here. I just counted the hangers available in one of our catalogs and finished with 111 options. Tough to stock all of it, but I do agree that they should have worked with you if they had ten bikes on the floor.
When a retailer orders a group of bikes, why don't they also order one extra hanger per bike, that way they can keep stock and keep their customers going. If they end up with extras, keep them for that odd request or dump them on Ebay for cost. Having none on hand for a bike they stock is just poor support in my opinion.

By the way, my 24hr team used to bug me because I kept so much stuff in my camelbak. They were thankful when I endo'd during the midnight lap and snapped my hanger off. I fixed it in the dark with the spare I had in my pack and kept us in the hunt.
 

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you should at all times have at least one back up.....
 

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MJ51 said:
When a retailer orders a group of bikes, why don't they also order one extra hanger per bike, that way they can keep stock and keep their customers going. If they end up with extras, keep them for that odd request or dump them on Ebay for cost. Having none on hand for a bike they stock is just poor support in my opinion.

By the way, my 24hr team used to bug me because I kept so much stuff in my camelbak. They were thankful when I endo'd during the midnight lap and snapped my hanger off. I fixed it in the dark with the spare I had in my pack and kept us in the hunt.
I agree that a retailer should order hangers when new bikes come out but one extra per bike may be a bit excessive. However, having them laying around and then dumping them on Ebay is not very cost-effective.

Nice job with the hanger repair in the middle of the night too. Proof that carrying some items is a great idea.
 
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