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 Post subject: What a complete prune
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:23 pm 
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My hubby went to work by bike this morning on his GT at 06:15 as usual at 07.00 he returned, one because he had left his desk draw keys at home and then before he left by car he said the frame of the bike was broken, damn, I thought, that's the only road worthy bike in his size that we have.

I looked at it after he had gone and it has split where the seatpost goes, almost completely sheared off, then I noticed his seatpost is at least an inch higher than the recommended hight :shock: he's bust it by putting too much strain on the weld, what a pillock :roll:

Have you done anything quite so daft and completely buggered something up?

Alison


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:00 pm 
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Yep, I forgot to properly tighten the stem on a bike when riding in Spain the ride was going fine till I thought I'd jump off a little drop, when I landed the handlebars twisted and I face planted the floor, the resulting crash also snapped of a brake lever and cracked the bikes headtube. :(


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:15 am 
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So it wasn't really his size then?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:48 am 
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T'boo Ted wrote:
So it wasn't really his size then?


It was a bit small, but he had been doing fine on a shorter seat post, when that broke we got a longer one. It's actually our son's bike, my hubby was using it while his normal steed was out of action now we need to sort that one out as it costs the earth him going by car.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:44 am 
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What's wrong with his bike, an easy fix?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:01 am 
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Guitar106Music wrote:
What's wrong with his bike, an easy fix?


It just needs a chain, cassette and seatpost I think but we are utterly skint this month :(

Alison


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:39 pm 
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I think you will find the only prune around is Mr Fatty Pants "Al".


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:47 pm 
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Swap the chain and cassette off the other one, and buy a cheap seatpost. Less than paying for parking and petrol!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:31 pm 
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You could always ask nicely on here for bits you might need, we're a generous lot!

What bits do you need exactly?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:28 pm 
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Isaac_AG wrote:
Guitar106Music wrote:
What's wrong with his bike, an easy fix?


It just needs a chain, cassette and seatpost I think but we are utterly skint this month :(

Alison



Details Alison what do you need? :wink:

Rob x


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