A Mechanical mare!
Hi all, out doing a 60 miler today, really enjoying it after a couple days out the saddle due to work commitments. Got out to my 30 miler point . Was just cycling in my lowest gear just at a moderate speed going up a slight hill then snap! Immediately stopped and looked down, my rear derailleur snapped off , ripped out a spoke ( planet x model b wheels) so much that i need a new wheel, rear derailleur had bent/crushed and somehow the chain was totally jammed in it. It was as if the someone had took a hammer to it and bent it and i was going slowly up a hill about 5mph! I have no idea how this has happened , totally out of the blue! The chain was perfectly alligned with the front derailleur and crank, ala shleck last years TDF , i was in the proper gear. The derailleur is shimano 2300 (allez 16) Has anyone ever had this happen? What a nightmare trying to organise getting picked up! I couldnt have been any further from home lol. Thinking now of just stripping the whole bike and putting sram rival on it. Totally peeed off to say the least.