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Old 06-05-05, 04:46 PM   #1
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Has this ever happened to you before?

I was riding along a trail by a reservoir and the chain started skipping. So I got down to check it and gear was jammed with fishing line. I thought it's going to be hard to get them all out but didn't take that long.

So are fisherman biker's new enemy?
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Old 06-05-05, 04:49 PM   #2
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Just the opposite IMO. I had three of them stop and help me remove the chain from my spokes & hub using their "special" pliers... They were from SC too, which I thought was even more unusual. Out of Townies helping a Local.... Go figure.
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Not on my bike but I've gotten wound up in stray ishing line loads of times while surfing.
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Old 06-06-05, 07:04 PM   #4
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I've got a tiny branch wrapped around my gears, and that's about it.
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the most thats happened to me is branches stuck in the gearing, luckily it has not caused any damage to components thus far. Ive had a leaf go through the circuit of the chain though, some of it at least.
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Don't know. Most people fish and ride here. No issues that I know of.
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All i get is either sticks, twigs, or some grass caught in the derailleur.
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I would watch what you say about fisherman. Alot of them bike in the summer.
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I don't think fishermen are bikers new enemy, heck, I go fishing all the time.

If they really wanted to hurt you they could have strung some clear 30lb braided line across the trail.
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I was riding along a trail by a reservoir and the chain started skipping. So I got down to check it and gear was jammed with fishing line. I thought it's going to be hard to get them all out but didn't take that long.

So are fisherman biker's new enemy?
Actually I've had this happen too, back when I was a kid. Managed to get it wound up and knotted behind the freewheel on my old ten speed.
I have the distinct impression my old bike mechanic always looked forward to when I'd bring in my bikes. He'd always find a new way that a kid (namely me) can make a perfectly good bike non-functional
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Actually I've had this happen too, back when I was a kid. Managed to get it wound up and knotted behind the freewheel on my old ten speed.
I have the distinct impression my old bike mechanicalways looked forward to when I'd bring in my bikes. He'd always find a new way that a kid (namely me) can make a perfectly good bike non-functional
So what you're saying is that the bike mechanics are working with the local fishermen to mess up our bikes for added business and peaceful fishing?
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So what you're saying is that the bike mechanics are working with the local fishermen to mess up our bikes for added business and peaceful fishing?
Not quite. I was rather distructive without meaning to be as a kid.
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Not quite. I was rather distructive without meaning to be as a kid.
What a shame - it was an interesting theory
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