A New Start

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Hunterforce, 14 Jul 2012.

  1. Hunterforce

    Hunterforce Active Member

    i posted a while ago that i had just got back into cycling and after a long hard think i decided to purchase a new MTB.
    My local shop to work (Who in fact are fantastic) spent a good deal of time advising me as to what was best, in the end i purchased a Scott aspect sport 29er!!

    AWESOME BIKE!!!! feels soooooo different to my old Claud butler so much easier to ride in so many ways

    last Sunday i took it out for the first time off road, going down a decent and for some unknown reason the chain came off the back cassette and jammed between the back of the wheel and the cassette, i ended up going down in a big way :sad:, both wrists smashed and massive bruising inside both legs, not a good way to start with a new bike :sad:
    4 hours down A+E and i ended up all strapped up for a few weeks

    I took the bike back to the guys at the shop on the Monday and they were great, i had managed to damage :- right brake lever, rear hanger rear cassette rear derailleur

    bent rear wheel and scuffed gripps.
    To say i was gutted was an under statement, £700 bike and its bust!!!
    Well as they said the bike can be sorted, humans cant, it could have been a lot worse.
    Well today 13 days later they call and i get my bike back :smile:
    they didn't have many of the original parts in stock so they have upgraded All items.
    The wrists still hurt and ache a bit so im going to take it easy for a few more weeks, but then ill be back on it.

    Well this hopefully will be my new start!!! my scott 29er had pride of place in the front room, much to the wifes discust hahaha.

    Pics to follow.
  2. Peteaud

    Peteaud Veteran

    South Somerset
    Glad your feeling better.
  3. OP

    Hunterforce Active Member

  4. Yikes, I could be wrong but it sounds like the high limit screw wasn't adjusted right when the lbs set it up.
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  5. OP

    Hunterforce Active Member

    yeah sounds about right, glas its all sorted now and my pride and joy is back home lol
  6. sabian92

    sabian92 Über Member

    F**k me, that looks agony.

    Glad you're feeling better - make sure everything is adjusted properly yourself though, and if you aren't happy tell them to fix it.
  7. OP

    Hunterforce Active Member

    Ive been out tonight for a bit, taken it real easy as the wrists are still not right, and all seems good, the front wheel does seem a little out, so ill pop that back to them to true it up i think, but im just a little edgey on it at the min if that makes sence
  8. TonyEnjoyD

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    Agree with HLaB, sounds like aladjusted or non-adjusted limiter screw. Bit of a schoolboy error if in the part of the LBS.

    Probably being v cynical here, but no wonder they upgraded all the busted components!

    Hope you recover well mate and sort of welcome aboard.
  9. OP

    Hunterforce Active Member

    Thanks mate :smile:
  10. OP

    Hunterforce Active Member

  11. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    blimey they were lucky you didnt sue them!

    glad you feel better and the bike looks great :smile:
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