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My Bikes Seem Jealous of Each Other...

Old 09-12-19, 07:26 AM
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My Bikes Seem Jealous of Each Other...

I have three bikes and they reside in the shed alongside each other and my wife's bike. Over the last two months I have been acquiring parts to convert my old straight-bar Nishiki Blazer mountain bike to drop bars.

Last week I played with the new handlebars and stem before riding the Charge Plug to the office. Later that day the rear disc brake arm came apart. (I ordered a new one and replaced it last weekend.)

Tuesday morning I put the intended shifters in the shed before riding the Plug to work and the less-than-a-year-old rear wheel began squeeking. At lunch I rode it to the bike shop and on the way a shifter cable snapped. (The shop inspected the rear hub and said it was a little loose, regreased the bearings, tightened it and replaced the shifter cable.)

The new brake levers arrived Tuesday, so yesterday morning (Wednesday) I put those in the shed next to the drop bars and shifters. I decided to ride my 1984 Nishiki International to work. A mile from the office a rear drive-side spoke snapped. At lunch I rode to the bike shop for the second day in a row. And then on the way home, this happened:


Today, Thursday, I will ride the old mountain bike to work for what should be the last commute with straight bars before the conversion.

Heaven only knows what the other bikes will plan for me after that.
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I was riding from Toronto Canada to Barrie Canada one time a long time ago. I moved onto the unpaved shoulder to let a bunch of semis go by. I had a wire similar to yours go right through my rear wheel from the left side to the right side. The wire then struck the seatstays but didn't bend. It tore holes about 4 inches long in either side of the tire and tube. Fortunately it wasn't too far a walk to a Canadian Tire store where I was able to buy a new tube and rear tire.

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That tire needs its own "Is this OK to ride" thread.

Possible spoilers are, "Put some shoe goo on it" and "This is why I've converted all my bikes to tubeless" and any number of references to goat head thorns.


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Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
I was riding from Toronto Canada to Barrie Canada one time a long time ago. I moved onto the unpaved shoulder to let a bunch of semis go by. I had a wire similar to yours go right through my rear wheel from the left side to the right side. The wire then struck the seatstays but didn't bend. It tore holes about 4 inches long in either side of the tire and tube. Fortunately it wasn't too far a walk to a Canadian Tire store where I was able to buy a new tube and rear tire.

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A couple of years ago I had a three-inch nail go through the rear sidewall on my main commuter. It contacted both rear fender supports pulling the fender inward and snapping it jamming the jagged edge into the rear tire, freezing the rear wheel. This was just a half-mile from the office. Earlier in the ride a shifter cable had snapped.




By the way, yesterday's puncture is only the second time in 12 years that an foreign object actually pierced the tire liners (Mr. Tuffys). All other punctures came through the sidewall.

I will go months without any problems or drama and then...bam, bam, bam!
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