Well my cursed bike has done it again.
Ever since the move... this thing has not worked properly..
I don't know if its the German Air, damaged in shipping somehow.. or what... but the bike just isn't very cooperative.
I know some of you will blame this on me being a hack Mechanic or a Hack rider... But I can HONESTLY say that my Mech skills have improved a lot, and I haven't really ridden anything that would cause the bike to mess up. It hasn't seen any real trails, just road miles. and a few stairs, but that was a while ago and it didn't cause any problems.
The last few weeks the rear has been cursed. I was on a fire road jsut to get out and explore off base and 8 miles in my tire goes flat.... My glueless patch came off... and somehow something ripped the sidewall of my Bonty Conenction Trails (stock tires I put on for road/non trail use.)
I re-patched the hole, after cleaning the area really well, adding some sealant(s) to the tube, made sure the patch was really good, and solid...
Put on my IRC Mytho II rear, after checking for debris in the tire and inspecting the rim. I filed down a rough part along the edge just to be sure, and rinsed it all clean with water. Dried it all, and applied more rim tape.
Looses air over night.
So Today, I spent 5 bucks on a new tube.... made sure it was all good, aired it up, took it around the block for a test ride... worked flawlessly..
or so I thought
I went up, changed into riding clothes and then this happened:
the bent-ness of my Wheel....
Where'd they go?!?! lol
Couldnt get it out on the trail... wrapped it around other spokes so I could "ride" home
Luckily my RD doesnt seem hurt to bad, jsut a tad bent. I had most of my working gears for the ride home. needs a few tweaks.
the incident bent my brake lever