We had our '98 Burley Softride out today for about a 15 mile ride...sunny and in the low 40s.
It didn't get much use this fall and this was the second ride we'd done in a couple of months (the other was last Thursday).
Anyhow, the release paddle on the front shifter wouldn't work most of the time, failing to engage whatever it's supposed to engage. We got stuck in the big chainring at a few inconvenient times.
A local shop blew out the mechanism with compressed air and lubed it and it starting working again, but I'm thinking toward the long term.
What options do we have if it completely fails?