Friday, May 25, 2007

derailleur hanger

B.U.G.G.E.R.

I just took a few of the broken parts off the Cannondale, to discover that I cracked the derailleur hanger.

GRRRRRRRR.

P.S. - to British readers, for whom the above curse will sound a bit more inappropriate, I apologize.

I guess I'm going to have to test ride one of these and one of these a lot sooner than expected.

1 comment:

Smudgemo said...

I'm a big fan of commuting on a cross bike. Mine is sporting fenders and slicks, but when it's dry I can snag a little singletrack on the way home and not sweat anything. The frame and fork are steel and can take a big beating. I didn't look at the specs of the Bianchi and Spec, but check out steel if it's in your price/want range. Something like a Surly maybe. That's probably what I'd buy now if my bike got stolen or destroyed.

I'm also a big fan of the compact double. I run a 34x50 and a 12-25 (I think) cassette with an XT rear derailleur. I found a Third-Eye chain watcher was needed to keep the chain from dropping off the inside when rough going, but I'm using a normal derailleur and maybe the ones designed for compact cranksets work well without. No matter how you slice it, I think you'll like riding a cross.