Bodge of the week

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Post by Andy Terry » 12 Jul 2009 21:04

My freewheel broke on the Devil Ride today. Tied the big cog to the spokes using chicken wire and zip ties and rode the last 35km on it, very carefully.

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Post by CakeStop » 12 Jul 2009 21:07

Yikes - out of interest, how many miles on that hub?

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Post by Andy Terry » 12 Jul 2009 21:11

35km = 22 miles

Usk valley from Sennybridge to Crickhowell so luckily pretty flat.

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Post by CakeStop » 12 Jul 2009 21:44

I meant how many thousand miles in total has it done before it failed :roll:
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Post by Andy Terry » 12 Jul 2009 22:30

Ah right. Not sure. Cheapish Planet X wheels only about 18 months old.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 13 Jul 2009 08:49

That is a demonstration of good logical thinking. However, I have just one question, do you normally carry chicken wire with you on a ride?

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Post by CakeStop » 13 Jul 2009 09:04

So that's what the little holes in the largest sprockets are for..... scuttles off to add chicken wire to saddle bag.....
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Post by George » 13 Jul 2009 09:13

Resourceful, Andy!

However, if you will insist on doing tough mountainous rides on cheap shoddily made equipment sourced off the internet, what can you expect? Some of us know better.

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Post by GrahamGamblin » 13 Jul 2009 14:50

And some poor soul in Sennybridge is still trying to round up their escaped chickens...
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