Shimano Bike Gears Failure

Man, what a bummer. I was planning to go to work early to really finish some emails that I had postponed for some time. At one point I switched gears, and BOOM, my back wheel is stuck. I quickly jump of my bike, and carry it to the side of the road. I had to run, as I was crossing a busy street, with the lights on red. Yes, I know, it’s a bad Amsterdam habit, but as I got used to it for 12 years, it’s hard to resist not to cross when no car is coming.

On the other side of the road I see how badly damaged my gears are. I cannot even move any of the broken off parts of the thing that changes the chain to other blades (no clue how you would call it in English).

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Even my fender is completely out of place.

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The good thing is, is that it’s getting fixed. I brought my bike to the store where I bought it a little more than a month ago. They told me they would fix it for free, which I think is excellent service. The bad thing is, is that the parts need to be ordered at Shimano. That could take around 7-10 days… Outsch! That means I would need a different way to get to work…

Comments

  1. Nick Gerner says:

    Bummer about your bike :(

    The thing that moves the chain is called a “derailer”, as in it de-rails the chain from one gear to another (I think).

  2. Dennis says:

    @Nick,

    Thanks man, I learn everyday something new :)
    Fortunately my bike gets fixed. Now I just need another way to get some exercise and burn the calories.

    Cheers

    Dennis

  3. bas.ka says:

    Talk about small world , that just happend to my bike n had to carry the thing for half’hour , fun times

    1. Dennis says:

      Yeah, one little push to your gears, and they can get between your wheel.
      It’s screws up the whole bike.

      At least I got it fixed completely for free, but the 30 minute walk with the bike and my backpack was not a lot of fun!