My chain slipped off and, after becoming twisted, snapped. It was pretty inoccuous and it seemed to give easily. Went to bike shop to borrow a chain tool and noticed that the mech was quite badly twisted too and the hanger was bent inwards.
Oh well, I thought. It's an old mech and it's a steel frame so I can bend the hanger back.
On re-examination when I got to work I saw that the bit between the chainstay and dropout on the drive side had snapped clean through!
I was surprised it seemed to happen so easily - no crashing or jumping or anything.
Anyway, it's a Surly Crosscheck, about 3-4 years old. I have contacted Ison and they are looking into whether Surly will give me anything back. Not sure what they are like for warranties - anyone had any experience?
If they don't - how practical is and how much for a re-weld?
Alternatively, anyone got any good ideas for a replacement? I'm torn between going a bit lighter eg- Uncle John, or a bit heavier - ideally a Singular Peregrine but maybe a bit expensive.
22 mile there and back road commute but would like something capable of tracks/light offroad too.