100 mile ride didn't go too well

by vorsprung   December 30, 2012  

Better luck next time I guess

http://audaxing.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/100-mile-ride-didnt-go-well/

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This is not me (honest) but this was my route to work.... http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/images/localpeople/ugc-images/275834/G...

I tried to kayak down this street a few years ago and was told, "You are taking the piss f**k off" By a Police officer (fair comment) this time there were people kayaking and long-boarding (with a paddle). The £1.2M flood defences have just been completed.... Ouch!

But the best bike shop in Devon (Southfork in Braunton) was OK.... Phew

posted by SideBurn [815 posts]
30th December 2012 - 22:43

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i had my powerlink ping off on my mtb last time i went to afan. didn't have a spare so i had to re-join the chain, sadly it was one of those chains that isn't designed to be re-joined. It snapped three more times and i ended up in the granny ring only, then singlespeed, then walking for the last half a mile Plain Face

i use the BBB ones now. they're reusable, unlike the stock SRAM ones

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7406 posts]
30th December 2012 - 22:46

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Weirdly I was looking at this the other day:

http://road.cc/content/news/6414-sram-recalls-10-speed-powerlock-chain-c...

Could maybe have been this?

Talking of old threads I was looking at, I also came across this cracker:

http://road.cc/content/forum/45905-cycling-windy-days

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1730 posts]
30th December 2012 - 22:56

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Raleigh wrote:

Talking of old threads I was looking at, I also came across this cracker:

http://road.cc/content/forum/45905-cycling-windy-days

You are not wrong Crying Commuting has been interesting recently Crying Have resurrected the thread....

posted by SideBurn [815 posts]
30th December 2012 - 23:21

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Raleigh wrote:
Weirdly I was looking at this the other day:

http://road.cc/content/news/6414-sram-recalls-10-speed-powerlock-chain-c...

Could maybe have been this?

Nah, it was a 9 speed SRAM chain with a 9 speed Wipperman link on it. I couldn't fit the SRAM links that came with it. I've fitted lots of links of various types before but these were too tight.

Hopefully I have some kind of other spare 9 speed links somewhere in the garage. I guess I could pinch the link off the Orbea, it's a summer bike.

Is anywhere doing nice 9 speed chains on special?

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posted by vorsprung [291 posts]
31st December 2012 - 10:30

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crc ... kmc x9 93 ... bomb proof Smile

I use the x10 93 on all my steeds, even use the kmc links
on shimano and sram chains in the past !

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [717 posts]
31st December 2012 - 10:40

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