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Old February 7th 05, 12:16 AM
Marx SS
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Can a cropper this morning on the way into work.
Commuting on my old Apollo MTB with a Single speed convert (DMR chai
tensioner) I was heading east up at the top end of Flinders St toward
the corner of Spring st (Melb CBD) where I jumped up onto the footpat
(from the road) as the cars werenít giving any room between them & th
gutter. I hopped up & then threw my chain as Iím outa the saddl
grinding my ridulous ratio for commuting (44/18). With my blunted un-c
reflex reaction & not considering my SPDs recalistrant behaviour I wen
over the Ďbars & with the rear siding out to the left handside I the
lowsided coming down on my right side. In front of a bloke waiting fo
a taxi I was just laying there kakking myself, what else is there to d
when you fall off your bike all on your lonesome?
The concrete pavement didnít offer much of a cusioning so I was ther
checking the bark off my elbo & knee. My hip hurt heaps but under th
lycra looked fine, didnít even tear it. Bloody bike - well there was n
one else to blame.

Thatís 3 strikes with this bloody tensioner throwing my chain (other 2
times didnít cause any falls etc). Yeah sure, I know itís all my fault
When I originally installed it the new chain it would not make the cog
by only a fraction, so I added an extra link & expected the DMR chai
tentioner to take up what was now considerable slack.
I should have redid the chain (dropping that extra link) after th
chain settled in a little giving me that length I needed, but nah
thought, that was getting too logical

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Old February 7th 05, 12:43 AM
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Not good, not good, hope you recover well!
Read here for mixed product review:
'DCD Chain Tensioner
(http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Chain_Ac...ct_20661.shtml)
You're gear ratio is a tad high but understandable if commuting on
SS, other suggestion, how about a (Brian) Eno hub? Sorry, several of u
sitting around yesterday at the SS Nats were kicking back, drinking bee
& thought up a new name for these hubs. BTW, where were you? :

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Old February 7th 05, 05:25 AM
Marx SS
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Got my multi-speed for singletrack, maybe come winter I might swap role
between the 2 (32/16?).
Out sunday on something less environmentally friendly

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Old February 7th 05, 08:00 AM
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Marx SS wrote:
Can a cropper this morning on the way into work.
Commuting on my old Apollo MTB with a Single speed convert (DMR chain
tensioner) I was heading east up at the top end of Flinders St towards


Arh thats some bad luck... two Apollo MTB stack stories within one week
in here!.. I'm removing the Apollo decals from my MTB tonight, the
bike has had so many things break/replaced that its time to stop the
free advertising they get.

Anyone else riding an Apollo MTB, be warned. things happen in threes!
And stay away from trees just in case fate decides to play an evil
spelling trick..


cheers,
GPL

 




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