THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A BIKE STORE MECHANIC DOESN’T SET UP YOUR DRIVE TRAIN PROPERALLY RESULTING IN YOUR REAR DERAILLEUR SHIFTING SO LOW THAT IT GETS GRABBED BY THE REAR SPOKES. THE CAGE HAS BEEN REMOVED(because it was destroyed) AND THE ENTIRE BOLT ATTACHMENT WAS BROKEN OFF IN THE PROCESS ALONG WITH THE DERAILLEUR HANGER ALONG WITH SOME SPOKES FROM THE REAR WHEELSET
Sounds like an expensive mistake! Wonder why the aluminium has literally been torn apart?
I got hit by a car a few years back in Melbourne. Driver didn’t stop and I got up, dusted myself off, and kept riding. Noticed a clicking sound as I was riding the last few kms home, then a bang as the rear derailleur was pulled off by the rear wheel. Learning experience to always check the rear hanger to see if it has been bent after a stack.
The forged aluminium used is actually quite soft. The misadventure I listed above left me with a Campagnolo Daytona RD that was torn in half. The spokes were slightly bent but otherwise in good shape. None pulled out of the eyelets, and the wheel was left in true.
Geezzz setting the top limit screw is the first bloody thing you take care of when you set up your rear mech
Never take a hi end bike or one you care about to a shop, most mechaincs spend all day working on hybrid rubbish
And are fucken ham fisted monkeys who turn to a hammer as the fix any thing tool.
With the exception of dan at shifter and Felice at cycling projects in Sydney, buy some tools, watch utube and or ask a mate who’s in the know and learn a few new tricks.
We only have this guys side to the story it may have been adjusted correctly then knocked inwards in use so that it could hit the spokes. Why do you think the pro’s run stiffer aftermarket rd hangers on frames often made of steel not alloy. There are shit bike mechaincs as wll as shit car mechaincs etc Dan and Felice are not the only good ones in Australia but calling everyone monkeys is a bit rich.