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Unread 2017-04-27, 12:56   #61
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Kinda shitty of Cannondale.
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Unread 2017-05-10, 15:29   #62
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GODDAMMIT!!!! Today was the perfect window for a ride in an otherwise shitty couple of weeks, and my rear derailleur got eaten by my spokes as I was cranking up a hill. Totally sheared off, lost the chain. I can't quite figure out how it happened... maybe the chain broke, then pulled the derailleur into the spokes? In any case, it's going into the shop tomorrow for its first *paid* repair. Grrrrrrrrrr.
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Unread 2017-05-11, 7:13   #63
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That has happened to me. Best I could tell was some impact bent the derailleur hanger enough that when you went into granny gear, it was close enough to the spokes to snag. And once it snags there is no way to stop fast enough to stop it from doing serious violence. I have that half a derailleur hanging in my garage in the dead parts graveyard.
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Unread 2017-05-11, 14:12   #64
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on the imperceptibly bent cage or hanger that's just enough to throw it into the spokes.

Click the image to open in full size.DCP_2321 by Josh Delp, on Flickr

Click the image to open in full size.Derailed by Josh Delp, on Flickr

I've done it a couple times and each time it was a freaking XTR. That's one reason I never buy XTR anymore (unless it comes with the bike). XT is just fine thank you.
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Unread 2017-05-11, 14:17   #65
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Oh yea if/when I need a new derailleur there is a 0.0 percent chance that I will be getting an XX1 to replace the XX1 that came with the bike. And yea that is a sickening noise/feeling when it starts crunching up in your wheel.
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Unread 2017-05-11, 14:43   #66
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Ugh. You know there's nothing you can do as you're hearing it except try not to shred your spokes too.
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Unread 2017-05-11, 16:52   #67
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Yeah, don't want to hear that again. Bike is fixed, picking up tomorrow morning, back on the trails in the afternoon!
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Unread 2017-05-12, 7:57   #68
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Nice! Did it wreck the hanger or was that OK?
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Unread 2017-05-12, 8:05   #69
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Who knew trail riding was so difficult?

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Seriously, though, thanks for sharing these issues. I feel like such a wuss just being on the pavement all the time.
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Unread 2017-05-12, 9:42   #70
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Yeah, but we just have to deal with sticks and rocks... you have idiots hurtling at you in tons of steel.
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Unread 2017-05-12, 9:56   #71
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Nice! Did it wreck the hanger or was that OK?
Hanger was toast. The original derailleur was entry-level Deore, so I upgraded to Deore XT. Gonna go put it through the paces in a few minutes...
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Unread 2017-05-12, 10:21   #72
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Love the replaceable hangers!

Good choice on the XT, they're great derailleurs.
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