MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

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PaulWestbrook
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MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Postby PaulWestbrook » 1 Apr 2020, 5:10pm

Hi all

Hope you can help. The front mech hanger on my MEKK 1.5 has snapped! I cannot find one anywhere on line. Do any of you have any suggestions?
Best wishes
Paul

Ugly
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Re: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Postby Ugly » 1 Apr 2020, 5:36pm

Find a skilled welder used to precision aluminium welding who can rejoin the broken bit to the frame, there will be paint damage. or
Carefully file off the remains of the bracket and buy a suitable sized band on front changer assuming that the tube is a conventional size.

PaulWestbrook
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Re: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Postby PaulWestbrook » 1 Apr 2020, 7:08pm

Thanks very much and good idea. The frame is carbon, so I'll have to drill out the pot rivets and find a welder somewhere to fix the hanger.
Paul

thatsnotmyname
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Re: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Postby thatsnotmyname » 1 Apr 2020, 7:18pm

Looks like it has a tapered seat tube, so it's unlikely you will get a band-on mech to fit. It's probably worth getting onto Mekk to ask if they can supply a replacement. Not sure a welding repair would be feasible - might be easier to get a metal worker to fabricate another, which shouldn't be too difficult..

Jamesh
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Re: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Postby Jamesh » 1 Apr 2020, 9:57pm

Are Mekk bikes still going?

Just haven't heard anything about them recently.

Cheers James

hamster
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Re: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Postby hamster » 2 Apr 2020, 8:05am

You should be able to find another hanger and rivet it on.

iandriver
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Re: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Postby iandriver » 2 Apr 2020, 8:10am

The company only advertise Rutland cycling as dealers http://www.mekkbicycles.com/Dealers.aspx

If they can't help, they might know who the UK distributor is, who would be the last hope.

Is the current one band on of some sort of braze on mount that screws into the frame. I'd be surprised if someone who knows more about that than me couldn't point you to something. Not sure how proprietary such inserts are.
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Brucey
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Re: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Postby Brucey » 2 Apr 2020, 8:39am

there are lots of bikes which use a pop-riveted/glued FD bracket; sod's law says that no two will be alike, but you never know. If you can post a photo of the bracket (perhaps and measure the spacing of the rivet holes) maybe someone can suggest something similar? It might be as simple as reshaping/drilling some holes in a different bracket.

Here are a few photos of some different brackets; are any of them similar?

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thatsnotmyname
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Re: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Postby thatsnotmyname » 2 Apr 2020, 9:01am

iandriver wrote:If they can't help, they might know who the UK distributor is, who would be the last hope.


Mekk is a British brand..

PaulWestbrook
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Re: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Postby PaulWestbrook » 2 Apr 2020, 9:20am

Thanks all.

From looking online I saw a Post that MEKK no longer operate so will contact The Rutland team and also Take a few pics and post them up. The mach hanger is also in-laid into the frame.

Best wishes
Paul

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Re: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Postby iandriver » 2 Apr 2020, 9:23am

thatsnotmyname wrote:
iandriver wrote:If they can't help, they might know who the UK distributor is, who would be the last hope.


Mekk is a British brand..


If they do their own distribution, that would be your answer then.
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PaulWestbrook
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Re: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Postby PaulWestbrook » 2 Apr 2020, 9:35am

Hi all. Here are the pics.

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thatsnotmyname
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Re: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Postby thatsnotmyname » 2 Apr 2020, 9:53am

Doesn't look tapered actually, so may be possible to get a band on adapter to fit after all..

Jamesh
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Re: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Postby Jamesh » 2 Apr 2020, 4:02pm

How about taking the mount off.

Making a mould of it out of silicone rubber and then moulding one out of carbon fibre?

Cheers James

thatsnotmyname
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Re: MEKK 1.5 front mech hanger

Postby thatsnotmyname » 2 Apr 2020, 4:13pm

You might find something to match here: https://soshanger.com/Front-derailleur-hanger

If not, then one of these, or similar, might do: https://www.wiggle.co.uk/bbb-bsp-90-shi ... vcEALw_wcB