Burn Fat, Not Oil
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Bikes: GT Palomar, IBEX Classic 4400, Trek something...
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I'm not sure when it broke, possibly on my last ride, though I didnt notice. I rarely ever shift the front anyway. I havent ridden in a week, since my back has been killing me. Don't think anything could have happened while the bike was sitting there against my couch.
The part that broke was the piece that gives resistance to the spring, giving it tension. Now the spring isn't attached to anything and just spins around freely. There is no tension on the cable anymore. I don't know how big the part is that broke off, but I can see the metal where something broke off. I didn't figure it out until I was going for my ride today, I noticed the chain rubbing the cage on the FD and tried to adjust it a tick. It shifted to the big chainring and then I got no resistance on the shift lever. Oh well, guess I'm riding my fixed gear 'til I get an FD for the roadie.