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Confessions of a Cycle Commuter

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  1. fimm
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    @amir I don't usually do drafting but even I did try to hold the wheel of the guy who came past me this morning - didn't succeed for very long...

    Posted 1 week ago #
  2. wingpig
    Member

    The rattle from my rear mudguards on the way home (which I ignored, as it was only the rear) turned out not to be a loose stay bolt but a crack at the seat stay. Fortunately, the rear light wire would have prevented the rear portion swivelling round and scraping the ground.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  3. Snowy
    Member

    Disconcerting noises (new ones) on the commute were traced to jockey wheels which are so worn they're more like pulley wheels than cogs, once the, erm, protective layer of gunge was removed. After 9k miles it's probably time to spend a couple of quid...

    Posted 1 week ago #
  4. paulmilne
    Member

    After having done literally nothing to my new bike (acquired in April) I noticed today the tires are a bit mushy - hence the incrementally increasing difficulty in pedalling over the last week or so. Pump at Saughton House doesn't seem to work properly (or I couldn't get it to work, so I blame the pump naturally) so I'll have to train it out to Dunbar this weekend for a general going over.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  5. steveo
    Member

    Twitchy bum moment this morning on the tram path access road to Balgreen, heading for the cichane and my front brake errm broke. Gave the guy coming up the hill a start when I started making faces and trying to get my foot down for some extra friction.

    I've not had a good look yet but looks like one of the pistons isn't moving but just gently resting against the rotor.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  6. ARobComp
    Member

    Snapped my chain and had to shorten it, have bought a new one, but it's in my commuter bag, awaiting:

    a) I get sick of not being able to use the big ring (sort of enjoying my leisurely spinning at the moment)

    b) chain snaps again and I need to replace it on the road with the new chain.

    Posted 1 week ago #

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