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I picked up an old steel roadbike the other day, and I noticed that the derailleur hanger is bent. Anybody know what a person should expect to pay at a bike shop to get it straightened?
 

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djmuff said:
Yeah, don't use vise grips. They'll chew up the steel and scratch the paint. If you do it yourself, you can use a large adjustable crescent wrench. It's smooth inside so you'll be less likely to damage the paint, and you can adjust it to fit snugly.

Or you can take it to a shop. Most derailleur hanger adjustments are pretty easy. And they have the proper tool. Best thing to do would be to give your local LBS a call and ask.
I would not use vice grips either. Not for anything on my bike.

I will try the crescent wrench after work. Hopefully that will get it pretty close. Right now, it shifts funky, and you cannot pedal backwards, like when at a stop, and you want to put a pedal at the top to push off from a stop.
 
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