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I'm a lazy sod.

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

  1. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    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

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

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    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!

    Location:
    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.;)