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Old 09-22-09, 10:07 AM   #1
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Doh! Bike rode me today...

Today was going to be a beautiful riding day. Started the day in a brisk 15C. Afternoon calling for about mid-20C. So looking fwd to the ride of the week. Alas, about 1km from my office upon going up a steep bridge, my chain just disintegrated! I was partly on an incline and that sudden loss of pedalling momentum caused me to nearly fall off. Only my ninja-like skillz helped me land gracefully.
Of all things, I didn't have my chain tool with me. So I new I was SOL. So had to wheel the bike in.
Good thing is I was entering the MUP part of my commute. Interestingly lots of cyclists rode pass me and thought I was some human-bike pylon. Only one guy slowed down to ask if I needed help. Oh well. Since I was only 1km away, I was just find wheeling the bike in. The morning was still beautiful. The slower pace allowed me to enjoy the MUP's scenery.
Hmm.... going home will be another matter.
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Old 09-22-09, 10:31 AM   #2
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You don't carry a spare chain ?



If you have a chain tool you can single speed the bike... unless it is already a monospeed.
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Old 09-22-09, 12:29 PM   #3
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So I just bought a replacement chain. It comes with this quick release link. Will it work 65er?

See: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...17#post9722717
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