Thursday, August 23, 2007
I finally got around to taking my Surly into the bike shop to get the bent hanger fixed. Good news was that the derailer is fine. Bad news is that the shifter is broken. For those of you unaware, Shimano integrated shifters are so mechanically complex, you can't take them apart to try to fix them so when they break, you have to replace the entire unit. They are also expensive. I must have knocked something loose inside of it because when the hanger was fixed and the chain back on, I only had 8 gears instead of 10. Anyways, next Wednesday and $220 poorer I should be back in business with the Surly.