I'm a lazy sod.

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by palinurus, 7 Dec 2007.

  1. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    I could take a look at the rear mech on my commuter (f*ck it, I could throw it away and stick on another- I got it for a penny, excl P&P). The thing gets stuck about halfway down the block and won't make it to the little sprockets.

    Except I've found I can set the downtube lever about where I want it and aim for a pothole. Usually does it. Need a bigger pothole for a bigger change. Haven't got it into top yet- probably need a speedhump for that.
  2. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    If there's no potholes can you change gear with a stampy bunny hop?
  3. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    excellent, mine can be like that, usually two up one down or vice versa

    unless there's a handy bump
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Dodgy cables or a good soak with WD40 or lube on the mech
  5. Make sure you haven't done what I once did while zip tying the dynamo wiring to the downtube. It was only after a trip to work and back that I noticed I'd zip tied the gear cables to the frame too.;)
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice