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    Senior Member Dalesman 's Avatar
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    MTB Bike failure

    So what breakages have you had that's stopped you riding and why.
    What have you had that you've managed to fix and how.

    Me a chain snap 20 miles from home middle of t'moors and no chain tool, a long scoot and walk ensued.
    V brake pushed through the rear rim, brake taken off zip ties old tube and a new tube allowed partial inflation and a ride back.

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    Snapped handlebar fixed with a stick & some gaffer tape.

    Destroyed rear tyre & tube fixed by stuffing it full of grass.

    Snapped pedal just meant a one-leged ride home - left leg ached for a week mind.

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    Destroyed rear tyre & tube fixed by stuffing it full of grass. - really? I thought that was an old wives tale/bollox.

    Snapped saddle rail - fixed with whittled branch and gaffa tape - "undercarriage" ached for a few days after, like.

    Destroyed rear mech and snapped chain 10 miles from end of off-road C2C - much scooting thereafter plus a freewheel down to Robin Hood's Bay and into the sea!

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    Oh Dalesman, if you'd had a quality Multitool to hand, see here for advice:

    http://bikemagic.com/forums/showthre...recommendation...

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    I snapped the bolt holding the shock to the frame the other day on me Scott. I was fortunately only 1km into the ride, so walked home.

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    Never had a bike/bike bit let me down yet. A good rider with a properly maintained bike should have no issues...
    ;-)

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    Senior Member Dalesman 's Avatar
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    Never used a multitool, they're not much use for putting cable ties on. Mind the chain snap did make me pop out and buy a decent chain tool, had it ever since. *Ponders, that makes it 17 years old*
    Maybe I should bin it and buy a fandangled thing can't last can it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Karlos View Post
    Never had a bike/bike bit let me down yet. A good rider with a properly maintained bike should have no issues...
    ;-)
    +1, stuck down shock once, thats it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Karlos View Post
    Never had a bike/bike bit let me down yet. A good rider with a properly maintained bike should have no issues...
    ;-)
    Pah! (multi) Tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Karlos View Post
    Never had a bike/bike bit let me down yet. A good rider with a properly maintained bike should have no issues...
    ;-)
    Ah well that explains it then... I'm a shit rider.

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    Senior Member Dalesman 's Avatar
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    SW Most good riders are aware enough to just break their bikes and save themselves.
    The others seem to be happy to break themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Karlos View Post
    Never had a bike/bike bit let me down yet. A good rider with a properly maintained bike should have no issues...
    ;-)
    Not riding hard enough then :-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Greenville View Post
    Destroyed rear tyre & tube fixed by stuffing it full of grass. - really? I thought that was an old wives tale/bollox.
    Nope - it's not great & you really need to jam a whole load of shit in there but it will get you home. Well it worked with a Tioga Psycho

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    I had a puncture once, it was awful.

    The stuck down shock was quite funny after a bit, slackened out the bike so much it would hit each pedal in turn on the rutty climbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnick View Post
    I had a puncture once, it was awful.
    Yes you nearly let the team down with your shinnannigans

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    Afternoon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike! :) View Post
    Afternoon!
    STEP AWAY FROM THE FORUM NOW!

    You're not allowed to comment, here, as it's not fair to others.

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    Senior Member Dalesman 's Avatar
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    Yes where to begin, eh ?

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