Here's my sob story. I'm on a cross country trip. I'm 90 minutes from finishing it up, but yesterday my bike began to have some trouble. At first, when I would come coasting to a stop and want to shift down from third, I usually just pull the clutch and press the toe lever down twice. Well, it would only go to second, then I'd have to release the clutch and kick it down again.
Later in the day, the situation got worse. It wouldn't kick down into first without coming to a full stop. About one hundred miles later, it started to dislike shifting down to second gear from third. The foot lever wouldn't even raise up after depressing it.
I took it to a shop and they diagnosed a bent shifter fork.
I'm looking for some advice - Should I try and get to the coast without a dependable first gear? Does this risk doing further damage?
Is my ride over?
Is this bike reasonably repairable?
Has anyone had this problem with the C?