A couple of days ago I crawled onto the trainer and shifted from the front to big ring, or at least I tried to. Nothing happened, so I rolled off the bike and inspected, only to find that I’d snapped the derailleur clamp right off the seat tube. Below is a stock ‘before’ photo, except that I have never had the disposable income to buy Super Record. You can see the clamp hiding at top.
With a little help from a friend I realized that I could make a quick fix by taking the derailleur off and using only either the small or big chainring for my trainer rides.
You might remember that I have been pining over a 1X set-up for some time and now I have it! Unfortunately a 50/27 will not do me much good the next time I climb Ventoux, or any hill for that matter. I can still use the ‘2nd bike’ on the trainer, though, saving the Colnago for the road.
Oh, mark your calendrier, by the way; May 11 is France’s ‘soft open’ and I’m confident they’ll let me go out on my bike that day.