This weeks riding was meant to be better than it transpired. Last Sunday I managed to drop my bike half way down a steep descent, which resulted in a cut hand and a broken bike.
Nowi thought I was being a bit of a smartarse and ordered a new gear hanger off the net.
I could have ordered it directly from Orange for £17.95, but no, I looked at the shape of it and got a kona one instead for a tenner… Looked the same so it must be the same?
Got a new chain at the same time,but could I get the chain to stop slipping?
No.. But on Sunday it was rideable and I rode a 19 mile road loop in 1 hr 50 mins. This weeks evening tide was meant to be a recce over towards Watergrove and started fine – no chain slip but the front brake pads gave up the ghost.
A slight problem but the rear still worked.
I cycled up Ending Rake without any drama at all, but as soon as I started to put the power down on the flat there was a crunch and the rear mech was getting very intimate with the spokes.
Gear hangar (snapped)
Rear mech (bent jockey wheel cage)
Following lots of advice from Twitter it may have been wear related, so tonight I’ve. Bought –
A gear hangar from orange
A suntour duralux alloy cassette
An hg53 chain
All new and hopefully going to solve nt recent issues.
I’ll post an update once they’ve arrived.