I had the bearings on my rear Hope Pro 2 (non Evo) changed 2 days ago, after one of them developed some play at a respected lbs back home (Bulgaria). Yesterday I packed the bike, took it on the plane and got back in London. Today, after putting the wheels back on, I noticed that the rear mech (X.0) is a hair away from the spokes when on the largest rear cog. Well, I haven't used the largest cog in quiet some time, so I removed the mech, inspected the cage which appeared OK, disassembled it anyway, inspected, regreased the jockeys, put it back on, readjusted the limit screws and everything seemed ok, the cage was at it's usual place and there didn't seem to be any play.
This evening when I went on my usual commute to work, gear shifting seemed funky, the tension adjustment didn't seem to help much. Cautiously, on very low speed, I moved to the 3rd or 2nd largest cog to see if the cage would move dangerously close to the spokes and a second later I was thrown on the pavement... The mech was in-between the spokes (no damage to it and only a slight bent to one spoke) and the chain was between the cassette and the spokes with a couple of links bent.
Now the funny part - the entire cassette side of the hub was moving in and out! I took the wheel, removed the QR and next thing - the cassette with the part of the hub that it is mounted on, was in my hands! The axle seems to be slightly bent as well.
So, how **** am I and where is a good place to get the thing inspected and serviced? Preferably somewhere in Central/West London. Pics will follow tomorrow, as I had to get very quickly home, leave the bike and take the tube to get to work....