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I wonder how he/she got home.

Old 05-03-14, 07:16 AM
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I wonder how he/she got home.

On yesterday's commute I saw a bike chain in the middle of the trail. I stopped to get it off the trail. Comparing it to my chain it was either a 9 or 10 and long enough for a bike with rear derailleur. So, I'm wondering how he/she got home. I'm guessing there aren't many who carry a spare. I also wonder why it was left on the road. Granted it was on a section that was a slight downhill. But surely no one would snap a chain, have it come completely off and not know - would they?
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Old 05-03-14, 07:26 AM
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Old 05-03-14, 07:50 AM
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A simple $5.00 quick link would have put them on the road again quickly.
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chains are oily and nasty. Someone needs to invent an 'air chain'.
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If not flintstoning,maybe like a big wheeled kickbike?
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They probably kept riding without realising they lost it.
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Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
They probably kept riding without realising they lost it.
It would create quite the opportunity to work on your spin.
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Old 05-03-14, 05:53 PM
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It would create quite the opportunity to work on your spin.
I feel like that sometimes... spinning and going nowhere!
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I carry a spare chain when touring.

Mountain biking, I have three links and a quick link. That saved me a long walk out once.
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They could have used the bike like a razor scooter and kicked it along the street. I got to work that way one morning when the bottom bracket bearing race popped out.
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It was one of those electric bikes with the motor in the hub.
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Tacky leaving parts on the trail. Good on you for removing it.
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