CLP wrote:Can't for the life of me work out how you snapped a cable on a log though, especially with internal routing.
It was a bit frayed at the fixing point of the derailleur. I think I might have bumped the actual cage on the log and the cable snapped as a result. The hanger is completely fine and the cage isnt warped. I thought as I rode past it that was close then then heard a small noise with the gears changing instantly. #$@&%!
I had never changed a cable on this bike before. I was going to simply give up, throw it in the small chain ring and limp home with it on the smallest gear on the cassette since I could pedal. Then It dawned on me that the kids would be up and I would have a better chance with a peaceful trail side repair since I had everything I needed with the exception of a pair of side cutters to trim the cable. Got it done and the indexing about 95% so rode on for another 1.5 hours.
Only real tricky part was just before the BB where the cable exited the frame and entered another piece of cable outer which goes under the BB and along the chain stay.
2nd ever ride with a spare cable packed and I needed it. Had to laugh.