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 Post subject: Bit worn out!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:45 pm 
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Took this in part ex today! Well when I say part ex the owner actually gave it to me....The owner is a hardcore, (proper) old skool cyclist he also owns a Trek with 105 kit and a full Carbon Scott too.

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I was in dis-believe! Said it looks like you just dragged it out the canal....He removed the saddle cos his missus wanted to keep it

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The chain snapped on his way over and he had to scoot it for over a mile :shock:

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His done a few miles, the sprocket is nearly round :shock: :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Bit worn out!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:25 pm 
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"His done a few miles, the sprocket is nearly round"

You're not kidding! I've never seen that much wear in my life!


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 Post subject: Re: Bit worn out!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:11 am 
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Drop bars, DA group, oh and a little clean and it will be fine!!

Um, had to edit this - you need a seat too!!


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 Post subject: Re: Bit worn out!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:05 am 
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Woz wrote:
"His done a few miles, the sprocket is nearly round"

You're not kidding! I've never seen that much wear in my life!

Me either! I'm amazed the chain took at all, must have just been friction. Reminds me of those old metal jockey wheels you used to get....

Hmm, now what to do with it. Logic says leave it but heart tells me save it (kinda). I don't think it'll be seeing DA or drops though :)


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 Post subject: Re: Bit worn out!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:52 am 
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Woz wrote:
"His done a few miles, the sprocket is nearly round"

You're not kidding! I've never seen that much wear in my life!


+1. Shane Macgowan has teeth in better nick than that! ;)

David


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 Post subject: Re: Bit worn out!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:12 am 
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It's done extremely well to survive the treatment it's had, I think it deserves some TLC. A good clean and service, and a new sprocket obviously, would probably see it in quite a usable state.

Also, I've just noticed it looks a bit like the one in your avatar, so you have to save it. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Bit worn out!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:50 am 
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Tel,

Have you still your big tub of Autosol? Perhaps it might be time to order another one!!

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 Post subject: Re: Bit worn out!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:24 pm 
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Hey Tel :D I saw this and thought of you matey :shock:

http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/old-v ... 1011541326

Never seen a tandem like this one!


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 Post subject: Re: Bit worn out!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:27 pm 
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Ha! Yes I think that is on eBay considered it for a bit but I really don't think people round here would "get it".

Had a look at the bike today, frame and fork is rusty, mudguards are very rusty, some but not all of the chrome is too far gone. The stem is that odd Raleigh Twenty size which means that the bb is probably that odd size too....

I did rob the gear shifter off it today though so that was good.

I won't be chucking it I know that. Might get it powder coated and slowly rebuild it when I'm quiet. I dunno :?


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 Post subject: Re: Bit worn out!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:00 pm 
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Old bikes, like old cars (and most machines) get into a groove, and as long as nothing interrupt the equilibrium can run for years with parts that are so worn that they should not work. But change one part and the whole thing goes to pieces. Just part of the fun i assume.


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