Yesterday I went for a ride and unfortunately, as it was kind of wet, my wheel slipped while braking into one corner and I crashed. Speed of the crash was around 20 kmph (12 mph) (nothing crazy, most of the braking was done already) so I slid maybe 2 meters on the asphalt. When I stood my bike up I noticed the right shifter is broken.
Luckily (as it was exactly in the midpoint of my ride) it was broken quite clean and under the rubber sleeve so when I put it back together shifting worked perfectly and braking was ok.
So my questions are:
- Could this be a quality control issue, as the crash really wasn't heavy in any way, bike slipped, I fell stood up and went again?
- Does anyone have any experience with (repairing) broken brake lever/shifters? As the shifting mechanism isn't damaged, only the plastic housing, does anyone have tips - what glue and so, on how to repair it?
Thanks a lot.