Last April, I was looking for a frame to build a fixed-gear bicycle out of on eBay. Instead, I found a frame that would become my new (to me) road bike. A bike of unknown make (it had a Chris King headset - alone worth more than what I paid for the frame), that had been powdercoated pink at some point in its history. The seller said that it was a Specialized Allez Pro frame from the mid to late 90's.
Frame purchased, and components swapped over, my new road bike sprang to life.
After some time, I noticed that the replacable derailleur hanger had become slightly bent. As I took the wheel and the derailleur off to examine the problem closer, I noticed another, slightly bigger problem... the screws that held the hanger to the frame had stripped out the holes on the hanger.
Not that big of a problem, I thought. I'll just pop on over to my local bike shop and purchase a new derailleur hanger.
They couldn't find a match for it in their databases.
They couldn't find a match for it in anyone's databases.
The small problem all of a sudden became slightly bigger.
There are a couple that look similar to it, but they don't match exactly. I have checked online, with Specialized, and everywhere that I can think, all with the same results: No match.
My derailleur hanger isn't broken, so everything is fine - for the time being. And, as long as the rear wheel is on the bike, the hanger stays put. But, I am concerned that there could be a problem in the future.
Here are some pictures of the derailleur hanger and the rear dropout. I am hoping you, my dear readers, can help me find this part.
Here's what I do (don't) know:
- aluminum frame
- 1" headset
- "supposed" to be a Specialized Allez Pro
- mid/late 90's
- no identifying marks/serial numbers that I can see on the frame.
If you think you know what I have, and need additional pictures or information, I can provide whatever you need.