My wife bought a Boardman Compfi over the weekend. Decided to go for a quick run tonight, so we gave it a check over this morning and all seemed fine.
Less than 800m along the road on the way to the local trials, while riding up the last hill before we hit the woods, she attempts to drop a gear and the chain comes off her bike. We stop and have a look. The chain has come off the front ring and jammed inbetween the small ring and the frame. I ease it out and see a nice big scratch right through the paint... nice start.
Its a struggle to get it back on the ring, so i follow it back and there's something not right with the back hanger. It looks bent. I followed it round and I see one of the links has split, with the freed prong caught on the rear mech hanger. The chain link is bent open, the hanger is bent, along with the nice scratches around the frame at the BB.
So an interesting visit to Halfords in the morning. Does anyone have any opinions what happened here?