Had to make the call of shame last night and have my wife come get me.
I think the problem might be coming from my rear der. but I am not sure. Maybe you guys can look at the picture and help me figure out what is wrong? LOL
Not sure how it happened. I am running a new compact and did a quick dump into the small ring at the same time as swinging into the big gears on the back AT THE SAME TIME as I was cranking hard off of the road and onto a grass bank to avoid some construction. I think it the rear der. was tweaked to the max at the same time that I might have had a just enough lateral wheel deflection to move a spoke into the lower pulley. Once it caught, my ride (and my hanger, and possibly my der.) was shot.
I have a chain tool and could have made a single speed to get home but I could not for two reasons:
1) I did not want to break the chain if I don’t have to (I never seem to trust them after that)
2) I cannot get the spoke out of the rear pulley so the wheel can move freely. I am going to have to remove the pulley to get it off.
MJ Der Catastrophe 2.jpg