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What is this thing on the seatstay?

Old 05-14-19, 12:46 PM
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What is this thing on the seatstay?


What is this small, button-shaped thing-a-ma-jig on the chain side seatstay?

Thanks!

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Old 05-14-19, 01:01 PM
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I'm going with chain hanger for when you remove the wheel. Very handy and old school.
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Old 05-14-19, 01:03 PM
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I'm going with chain hanger for when you remove the wheel. Very handy and old school.
Oh, ok. That's cool!
Thanks!
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Ha! I ask that question a while back. I still haven't tried using it despite the number of times I taken my back wheel off.

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It is indeed, a pin for hanging the chain when the rear wheel is removed. I have one on my '84 Pug and it comes in handy sometimes.
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Old 05-14-19, 03:15 PM
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Hah! I think I have one of those in my Bianchi and have wondered the same thing.
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Old 05-14-19, 03:23 PM
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In order to hang the chain on it, shift the chain to the smallest cog. This is in any event, the preferred method for getting the wheel out of the dropout.
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Old 05-14-19, 03:38 PM
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It keeps the chain from flopping around when the wheel is off.

It's really handy when transporting the bike in the car with the wheel off.
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self destruct button.......or chain hanger...one of those....
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its only adding weight remove it
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Old 05-14-19, 04:15 PM
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BITD, it was one of the features you'd check off while comparing bikes. "Two braze-on water bottle bosses, CHECK. Toe clips WITH straps, 700c wheels, CHECK. Pump peg, CHECK. Chain Hanger ...."
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