The End of Che?

On March 3, 2013

Is this the end of my lovely bike, Che? I made it 1.79 km from camp before my derailleur caught in some spokes when shifting to go up a hill. I spent an hour trying to bend everything back with a friendly local to no avail. The derailleur is shot and the threads in the derailleur hanger are stripped. The hanger itself is bent too. Since it’s on the frame it’s a serious issue. There’s a bike shop in town where I’m going to see if a new derailleur will fix my problem. If that works I’ll just have to true my rear wheel and will hopefully be good to go. Here’s a few photos of the damage. Luckily this was still within walking distance of town! Gotta be ready for anything on a bike tour…

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