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Old 07-25-19, 06:22 AM
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SNAFU milestones.

1. Snapping that Campy seat post binder bolt.
2. Stripping the crankset threads.
3. Slipping onto the chain ring with flesh.


E tu, et al?
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Old 07-25-19, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
1. Snapping that Campy seat post binder bolt.
2. Stripping the crankset threads.
3. Slipping onto the chain ring with flesh.


E tu, et al?
I recall you mentioning trimming the cable housing with the cable still in it. As a result of that post, I have yet to do it. Thanks!
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Old 07-25-19, 07:01 AM
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I did once cut a nice, long, superficial gash in my left wrist (which produced an impressive scar), from incorrectly attempting to remove a freewheel, while under the influence of cold medicine.
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Old 07-25-19, 07:29 AM
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Cutting a chain and it's 2 links short...
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Old 07-25-19, 07:44 AM
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Old 07-25-19, 07:58 AM
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Getting 6 miles into a ride (hilly) and realizing you are still stretching the rear tubular - never glued.
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Old 07-25-19, 08:22 AM
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"I'll tighten that later":

Stem bolt
bar clamp
Seatpost bolt
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Old 07-25-19, 08:43 AM
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Putting a TA crank Puller in a Campy crank, or vice versa, I forget.
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Too many to list. Going to leave them cut off at the past. Any Firesign Theater fans in here.
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Letting the crank fixing bolt wrench slip and bashing my knuckles into the chainring teeth. I used to do this a lot. For a while, I had a scar on every single knuckle of my hands! That was years ago, and most of them have faded. I was a full-time shop mechanic when I was young.
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Cutting a chain and it's 2 links short...
never ever have i done that
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For all of the fly by the seat of the pants wrenching I do, I've never done anything that caused permanent damage. I will say that I use the Allen headed crank bolts.........just in case I have to tighten them up on a ride. I also carry a multi tool with an Allen wrench that will fit those bolts...........just in case I have to tighten them up on a ride.

By far the thing that has caused the worst amount of trouble is not getting my cell phone full charged before an event. I got lost on a century in Mid August one year. The phone died about halfway through. I never could get back on the correct path. At one point after about 45 minutes of riding, I ended up back at the place I was looking at the GPS when the phone died. I ended up doing 155 miles before I got back. I wasn't the only one who got lost. When I got back, they were still looking for 3 other riders.

Now if you are are talking about auto wrenching, let me give you some advice. Don't attempt to change a front CV axle without the CV axle puller tool. Don't do it. That's all I'm going to say about that. That pretty much goes for any type of job that requires a special tool.
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riding a bike (just a short ride) knowing Big/Big chain combo does not work. I of course will be aware of it and not shift into that combo until i get chain length fixed.

Yeah sure,

hit the combo, and bike stopped. I was going slow and did not crash, per se, but did a cartoon like slow tilt over.

goes back to cutting chain 2 lengths short

and now I use the small/small sizeing method

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Nobody(besides me) uses a quick link, chain breaker and the "1 or 2 links at a time" method for sizing chains?

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Too many to list. Going to leave them cut off at the past. Any Firesign Theater fans in here.
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I stripped the crank extractor threads... by torqueing the crank bolt so hard that the extractor threads couldn't pull it. This was on the drive side with a cartridge BB so no hope. I dropped it off at the LBS and he said, "give me fifteen minutes... do you need to save the BB?" No sir, just do what you must
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Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers! 😁
Oh Nick, you're such a tool!
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Too many to list. Going to leave them cut off at the past. Any Firesign Theater fans in here.
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Let's see...

1. Installed French threaded bottom bracket backwards
2. Stripped crank extractor threads after forgetting to remove crank bolt
3. Split left thumb open badly with a hammer while removing really stubborn cartridge bearing. Super glue = stitches (Kids, don't try this at home!)
4. Punctured tube after tube with a tire lever while wrestling with oversized rims
5. Dropped bike frame on toe while wrenching in sandals. Yep, broke it.

I'm sure there are more.
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