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 broken shifters? And if not, 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.