Help - Broken return spring on 2005 SRAM XO rear derailleur
So my wife is riding her bike today and suddenly she can't shift up a gear on her rear derailleur. I look and I find this, a broken spring for the parallelogram mechanism that pulls the shifter toward high gear. (circled in red in photo)
I know, I know, the cable end is really frayed. I've never seen this type of failure before. Anyone out there have this happen or know if I have any chance of finding a replacement spring? I can't find anything online. Maybe they still use the same springs on newer derailleurs? Maybe I can order a spring out of an online catalog? I really can't afford a new derailleur right now. I'll try to contact SRAM on Monday to see if they can help but somehow I really doubt they will be of any help. Any help from this forum would be greatly appreciated.