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    On_One_Ti_456

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    So, I was riding along....

    Post  On_One_Ti_456 on Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:31 pm

    ...taking advantage of the glorious weather and this happens:



    My first thought; Argh, my frame! Luckily, no damage to the drop-out, but as you can see from the photo, one broken rear mech!

    I was on my way home after the Sunday morning MTB ride had finished early and I’d decided to go back via the Punch Bowl. I’d got as far as Rodborough Common when the mech gave-up and split in two. Luckily, I had my multi-tool on board, so I split the chain and went single-speed and decided to carry on, rather than cut the ride short. A little frustrating on the downs as the chain kept coming off on bumps as there wasn’t enough tension. Still, a great day for a ride regardless!
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    Re: So, I was riding along....

    Post  Mark on Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:13 pm

    wow. so it just fell apart?
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    Re: So, I was riding along....

    Post  On_One_Ti_456 on Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:33 am

    Not too sure how it happened. There wasn't a branch or anything stuck in the wheel/chain and I wasn't riding hard/fast at the time.
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    Re: So, I was riding along....

    Post  Mike on Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:10 am

    Shocked

    Presumably that was from your P7, Greg? How old was it?

    Hope you had a good ride yesterday. Spent four hours driving back down the A12 from Suffolk in the sunshine yesterday, wishing I was out with you lot Neutral

    Good turnout?
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    Re: So, I was riding along....

    Post  On_One_Ti_456 on Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:06 am

    Mike wrote:Shocked

    Presumably that was from your P7, Greg? How old was it?

    Hope you had a good ride yesterday. Spent four hours driving back down the A12 from Suffolk in the sunshine yesterday, wishing I was out with you lot Neutral

    Good turnout?

    Yep, the mech was from the P7, so was about 2 years old. Luckily, I have a spare XT mech in the parts bin, though I don't remember buying it Exclamation

    There was 5 of us for the Sunday ride, and we had Lee (on his CX bike) and Heinz leading from the front, so it was a fairly quick ride cyclops We're back by 11am and I think we covered about 18miles.
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    Re: So, I was riding along....

    Post  Mark on Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:27 am

    greg - are the jockey wheels ok (or one of them at least). if your gonna bin them would be happy to take them off your hands as they are probably better than the ones on one of my bikes...
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    Re: So, I was riding along....

    Post  On_One_Ti_456 on Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:33 am

    I'll check tonight, but I think it's a bit 'ninja-star' shaped Laughing

    I suppose I should get some like these:

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    Re: So, I was riding along....

    Post  Mark on Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:25 pm

    you didn't look for that image. You already had it didn't you.... I know that as it matches your new pimp my ride bike. Come on. Own up. You were thinking about buying it! lol!
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    Re: So, I was riding along....

    Post  On_One_Ti_456 on Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:40 pm

    LOL. I had looked at them before, but I'll limit the gold bits to what's on the bike already, or I'll end-up look like a member of Goldie Lookin Chain...


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