I’m fresh back from a 285m mini tour of WI, which ended Monday afternoon. I take Tuesday off and on Wednesday morning I decide to take a short road ride just to stretch and get some air in my tired lungs.
A few miles into the ride I’m ascending a short hill, riding out of the saddle, when something ‘lets loose’ on the back end and I go arse over tit into the asphalt hurting my shoulder, knee and ankle.
A quick inspection reveals a derailleur with a stress fracture. It tore off the frame and jammed into the back wheel, buckling the wheel and causing me to take flight.
So I just got done writing a long letter to the manufacturer.
Here are some pictures of the wreck: