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almost bad - an overlooked bolt came loose mid ride yesterday

Old 08-21-12, 01:21 PM
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almost bad - an overlooked bolt came loose mid ride yesterday

group ride yesterday, and rd shifting started to act up a bit. seemed clunky, slow, and had a tough time moving down the cassette (from 15t to 14t as an example). i was at the pointy end of the stick trading pulls with two other guys and wasn't having much luck modulating cable tension with the barrel adjusters. about 10 miles in, we stop at the regroup point. still assuming that the issue was caused by cable tension, i begin to fiddle with the barrel adjusters in earnest. before i can make much progress, though, the rest of the group rolls by, and i hop up to catch on. boom - bike will not pedal and it seems the chain is stuck. dismount and... the rear derailleur upper jockey wheel bolt was completely out of threads, but somehow holding the bearings together. the chain had slipped off the side of the jockey wheel and was lodged. i fortunately had my torx compatible multi tool (campy) and was able to reinstall the bolt and carry on.

so, friends, make sure to check those jockey wheel bolts!
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Someone been stealing your baby bike bolts?
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https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/671476-Bolts-got-stollen-loosing-temper!!
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woah!

considering your current avatar and location, you may be a primary suspect for these stolen baby bolts. lol
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