Wednesday night SSinGA and I met up for ride. The last couple of rides hadn't gone too well so we thought Wed. would be better. SS and his new camera and was planning on trying some night video. Weather was high 40's after the sun went down and it looked like it was going to be a good night. We were JUST RIDING ALONG, about a mile in, when I heard the that dreaded noise coming from the rear. Grabbed a fist full of brake and stopped, looked back to see the derailleur up in the spokes. Damn it!!!! No problem....just throw on a new hanger and we'll be on the way. Flipped over the Sultan and was digging the hanger out of my pack when I hear SS say "Dude you don't have a drop-out". Damn it!!!!!
Well that ended the ride and we started to walk out. Still not sure what happened, SS said it looked like I hooked the derailleur on a rock, but after stopping I had small root hung up in the derailleur. This was a newly cut section of trail so there was a lot of loose stuff on the trail, so who knows.
We got about half way back to the trailhead and SS's light goes out. What else can go wrong? I guess it was good it happened where it did because we were almost to the start of a ~1 mile down hill run and that would have been a ***** for the light to go out then.
Got back to the car and gave Turner a call and left a message for Gregg to call me. Went home and took the rear end off to send it in for replacement. I also want to send the broken piece but it was so jammed on the derailleur I haven't been able to get it off yet. The way it jammed there is so much pressure on the derailleur bolt that it won't turn. I'm going to have to get it in a vise to see if I can get it loose.
Gregg called me yesterday morning and is sending me new chainstays. Should have them middle of next week and the only charge is the shipping . Just another case of the excellent customer service provided by Turner.
Thanks Gregg (and Dave)
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