What have you done to your bicycle today ?

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Re: What have you done to your bicycle today ?

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Rode from Chichester to Kingsley Vale and back via some gnarly rooty trails, open fields, flinty downhills where if you crash you're ripped to pieces, and mellow single tracks.

My riding buddy is a retired consultant orthopaedic surgeon on a Trek Fuel EX who's coming to the conclusion that a Trek Rail lies in his future if only to be able to stay with me on the uphills! ;)

The second pic shows Chalkpit Lane in the distance which is a tasty downhill that neither of us have the kahunas to go down without braking! :o
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Not mine, but a bike of the laddos mate.

I had this here last week before Afan and BPW trip but i was pretty tipsy when he was here and he crashed it a few times last week.

First issue... Gears not really working... Turned out to be a loose mech hanger bolt rather than a bent hanger, which was nice.
Second.... clunky.... happily that was a shock mount bolt rather than a shock bushing
The gears were then indexed...
The rear brake had a stripped caliper pin retention bolt thread, so used a split pin on there to resolve that one.
Pulled the brakes... well, the front worked... the rear needed 2-3 bleeds to get nice

Last week it was treated to my spare pedals as they were bolloxed along with a re-tension of the DUB adjuster which was meaning the cranks were wobbling all over the place.

It'd be a lovely bike... if.... if if... someone looked after it :(
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weeksy wrote: Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:52 pm It'd be a lovely bike... if.... if if... someone looked after it :(
That someone is now you :silent:
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Ditchfinder wrote: Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:04 pm
weeksy wrote: Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:52 pm It'd be a lovely bike... if.... if if... someone looked after it :(
That someone is now you :silent:
@Welsh Muffin is getting a bit toys out of the pram as she thinks said mother is somewhat taking the piss... Not necessarily deliberately... but still.

There is a back-story though, at the start of lockdown1, the dad died... So they're left (and the daughter) without a father/husband so my sympathy levels are still fairly high, but this is the 3rd time we've had his bikes now and the irritating part for me is, he's not learning any lessons here, he's not keeping it clean, checked, lubed.... so i end up with a shitty bike to try and keep nice. Mostly using spare parts that i really should be keeping for mine and the lads bike lol
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If the lad rides with yours it's always worth doing a pre-ride mech check with them.

Really simple stuff like rocking back and forth on brakes for a headset check, waggle wheels side to side for bearings check, rock pedals to check for BB play etc etc.

If you make it a thing you all do together before you ride he might pick up a little mechanical sympathy and pick up on the niggles before they become issues.
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Ditchfinder wrote: Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:55 pm If the lad rides with yours it's always worth doing a pre-ride mech check with them.

Really simple stuff like rocking back and forth on brakes for a headset check, waggle wheels side to side for bearings check, rock pedals to check for BB play etc etc.

If you make it a thing you all do together before you ride he might pick up a little mechanical sympathy and pick up on the niggles before they become issues.
He does ride with mine, but from separate houses as he's 2.5 miles away
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Minion SS turned up and fitted with minimal faff.
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