Guest poster Don Blount deals with a small, but important, piece of equipment.
This piece of equipment usually does not receive much attention until there is a problem with it, as happened to Ray about a year ago.
The derailleur on my five-year-old Scattante CFR Comp was the original. It had been bent a few times over the years but I had always managed to straighten it.
Better the problem was found during an inspection while the bike was on a repair stand in a shop instead of on the road miles from home.
My bike is sold by Performance. I was able to find a new hanger on its website. Even better it was available in a local Performance store and cost less than $10. I bought two.
Replacement is also simple. Anyone somewhat handy can do it..