Franken-snake lives! I went to a different LBS today and thanks to the nice older bike tech and Shimano, Snake is getting a new gear drive. He will be ready by Wednesday. Snake tried to go towards the light, but has come back and will live to do another ride!
Pounds lost: 10.0
Fitness Minutes: (14,209) Posts: 518 6/15/08 12:46 A
I agree with "mortgage." Keep an eye on ebay and eventually you will find a suitable replacement. And... what the heck would be wrong with replacing your existing shifter and related gear with something more modern...?? If you like the frame and the rest of the bike, that is...
My 10 year old carbon fiber Giant road bike that I lovingly named Snake suffered a fatal injury during my ride this morning. The gear shifter broke and the LBS tells me that he can't get a replacement part because they don't make them anymore. I had to ride the last 17 miles this morning stuck in one gear.
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