invisible goblins with hammers

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invisible goblins with hammers

Postby fist of doom » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:53 pm

i'm the guy in the front.

it was the 3rd run of the day. just shakin loose cobwebs and warming up. not riding aggressively or even doing anything hard when (right around :30) my bike suddenly decides to spontaneously abort the drive train. rear derailleur was shorn in 2 and shot off in multiple directions, chain kinked and twisted beyond repair, 4 spokes blew out.

i'm not a new rider, was on a capable machine that gets regular care, didn't not clip anything, hit a rock, shift gears. aside from invisible goblins with hammers, i have no idea what might have caused this.

any ideas?
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invisible goblins with hammers

Postby fredrikw » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:52 am

Sounds like it's a chain issue. Either a stiff link or perhaps more probable a rivet that weren't properly seated.
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Re: invisible goblins with hammers

Postby Alistar » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:22 am

Weird. Rear derailleur into spokes?
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Re: invisible goblins with hammers

Postby JohnBarleycorn » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:37 am

That'll be Shimano then !

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Re: invisible goblins with hammers

Postby vCLaW » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:09 am

Could have been a stone or stick flicked up and jammed in the chain?
Maybe the derailleur had been damaged in a crash previously, so was weakened?
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Re: invisible goblins with hammers

Postby Herbsman » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:21 pm

sometimes these things just happen.
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