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KEEF

Veteran
Location
BURNOPFIELD
Fitted a new computer to my bike yesterday then spent 2 hours trying to work out why the rear mech would only change down and not up. my neighbour dropped by to ask what I was doing and what was wrong with the bike as I explained cable tension indexing etc I noticed I had cable tied the rear mech cable to the downtube Doh:blush:
 

Paulus

Started young, and still going.
Location
Barnet,
An early warning of things to come?
 

ChrisKH

Veteran
Location
Essex
I once had a door which was dragging on a newly fitted carpet. Took off the door and planed the wood, re-fitted, still dragging. Repeated operation twice and still the door was dragging.

I had been planing the top of the door. :blush:
 

4F

Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby
Location
Suffolk.
KEEF said:
Fitted a new computer to my bike yesterday then spent 2 hours trying to work out why the rear mech would only change down and not up. my neighbour dropped by to ask what I was doing and what was wrong with the bike as I explained cable tension indexing etc I noticed I had cable tied the rear mech cable to the downtube Doh:blush:
hahahaha
 
KEEF said:
Fitted a new computer to my bike yesterday then spent 2 hours trying to work out why the rear mech would only change down and not up. my neighbour dropped by to ask what I was doing and what was wrong with the bike as I explained cable tension indexing etc I noticed I had cable tied the rear mech cable to the downtube Doh:blush:
We've all done that That's unique in my experience.



:blush::ohmy:
 
Rhythm Thief said:
We've all done that That's unique in my experience.
:blush::biggrin:
Nope.

I've done something similar in securing my lamp battery in the bottle cage. To keep it from jolting loose, you're supposed to wrap a velcro tape around the battery, cage and down tube.

But not the gear cables...:ohmy::blush:;)
 

Arch

Married to Night Train
Location
Salford, UK
ChrisKH said:
I once had a door which was dragging on a newly fitted carpet. Took off the door and planed the wood, re-fitted, still dragging. Repeated operation twice and still the door was dragging.

I had been planing the top of the door. :blush:
How far down do you think you might have got before you noticed(of course, you did notice, but you know what I mean)? The stable door look is very 'in' right now...xx(
 

Mad Doug Biker

Bikeoholics Anonymous
Location
Craggy Island
I am only 28 and I do things like that all the time, so, it looks pretty grim for me, doesn't it?? xx(:blush:


Then again, I do have brain damage so I have at least SOME excuse!
 

rich p

ridiculous old lush
Location
Brighton
I tweaked the brakes mid-ride for Mrs rich p once and when we set off again she complained that I'd buggered them up completely. It turned out that she'd put a bungee over the rack and through the rear wheel:rolleyes:
 
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