Lesson learnt!

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Thorn Sherpa, 7 Mar 2018.

  1. OP
    OP
    Thorn Sherpa

    Thorn Sherpa Senior Member

    Location:
    Doncaster
    Believe me I'll be making sure before each trip out that all the essentials are with me when I head out. I'm just thankful it happened firstly after I'd finished work and secondly not on a ride out miles from home or a train station for that matter! Silly mistake on my part :blush: At least you offered him assistance not a single soul stopped for me but there again 6am there wasn't that many people about to be fair!
     
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  2. cyberknight

    cyberknight Bullied off cc

    Once i was riding to work mid winter when i hit a pothole and got punctures front and back, only 1 tube so i changed that , tried to mend the front but it was so cold the glue was not working properly .
    Had to phone mrs to pick me up or face a similar walk , no buses or trains to catch though .
    Another time i had been hearing a cracking/ creak noise from the BB area but kept riding when the left crank arm sheared off.
     
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  3. OP
    OP
    Thorn Sherpa

    Thorn Sherpa Senior Member

    Location:
    Doncaster
    The last time I had a failure was the back rim on a Tange framed early 90's Saracen I had before I got the Sherpa. Similar scenario to yours with the pothole, I was heading downhill on the last stretch to work and hit a pothole when I had to move over suddenly for a car pulling out of a junction. I hit it at some speed and the tyre just instantly went, amazingly managed to keep on the bike and slid to a halt! I wheeled the bike the last couple hundred of metres to work and waited till my break expecting it just to be a puncture only to find the sidewall on one side of the rim completely ruined! After a phone call my grandad kindly came in the estate car and took me home after the shift!
     
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  4. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    That's a senior moment.
     
  5. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    Guy I work with rode down to the offie to grab some more beers one night on his specialized mtb.....walked back. Didn't realize until the next day when he didn't have a bike anymore.
     
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