So I was riding along today and went to shift into an easier gear and the shift lever literally broke off. This wasn't even the result of a crash. Next thing I know I'm in the 11t position on my cassette, I had to undo the shift cable and add tension to get the bike into an acceptable gear to ride home in.
Anyways I took some photos of the metal piece that broke causing the lever to fall off. I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem, and also if it's fixable.
The worst part is I was supposed to do my first cyclocross race of the season tomorrow, doesn't look like I'll be showing up.
_DSC6733 by Benji Reynolds, on Flickr
_DSC6734 by Benji Reynolds, on Flickr
_DSC6735 by Benji Reynolds, on Flickr