Was hopped up to take my bike out for a late, summer afternoon ride. At the stop light right before the freeway entrance I downshifted into first and voila, my shifting linkage snapped in two. Guess it could've been worse? I could've been stranded 30 miles away.
Bummed of course, especially since she's still relatively new- almost 5000 miles though (obviously right before service).
She has been dropped on her left side at a stand still and when I took her to my local shop (Munroe Motors in San Francisco) to replace the bent lever, they did so but did nothing with the linkage.
Don't know what happened but I've read up that this has happened to other riders. I just haven't seen any step-by-step suggestions. Or do I even need one? Is this a nuanced job?
I really, really want to do this myself. I have no experience doing this kind of thing but I know I can do it if I had the proper instructions. I do have a good set of tools and not afraid to get my hands dirty. I am not wanting to tow my bike to the shop if this is something I can learn.
Does anyone know if there are any good tutorials out there on how to do this? I'm new to the Forum and would appreciate input!