So, I head out this afternoon for a light ride, a mile in and I happen to be on some tarmac going pretty slowly in a non-chain-stressing gear and suddenly BAM! the bike stops and i frantically scramble to not die on the way off!
After managing to pull off some ninja landing (and assessing my own damage from the chain etc hitting me in the back of the leg!) I assessed the damage on my new baby:
Snapped Chain x1
Snapped rear mech x1
This is on a 1994 Marin Team Titanium i've recently come into possession of and am about to start doing up properly, ah well, another item to the shopping list!
(Recommendations on a new rear derailleur/chain combo (8 speed) are welcome)