Last year I did a frame swap on my bike. I swapped all my ultegra parts from BD over to a cannondale CAAD 9. I rode it a ton on the trainer and once when it was nice outside during late winter.
Today I took it out for the first time this season. Pumped the wheels, spun the tires. Hopped on and slow pedaled down the driveway. Out into the street - started pe]eling -- and bam. Rear wheel is locked up and I'm stopped. Quick un clip and look back. First thing I see is a 4 foot skid mark left in the road.
Then I look down. My Ultegra rear derailer is snapped at the small part between the hanger and the rest of the derailer. The thin part - please see picture. It's bent and lodged in the spokes. Only one spoke looks bent. I walk back to the house and unlodge it. Yep, only one spoke but the wheel is out of true or bent. The derailer little black gears are broke in half too.
Next I see the worse part. A dent in the inside of the chain stay on the drive side. Also one of the pins in the chain is sheered, so that made it easy to take off....
Why did this happen? It was undisturbed, nothing was wrong with it last season. Now I need to spend what - $300? And that's if this dent isn't too bad. Please see the pics, tell me what you think. I guess I wont be riding this season, after all that time saving up for it.
I'm upset. I guess it'd be ok if I just had to buy a new derailer. But now my brand new (to me) frame is damaged. Is a dent in a chainstay enough to kill a frame?