Tag Archives: Repair

Five minutes to change a rear derailleur cable?

During my weekend rides I noticed some really unpredictable shifting in the 4, 5, 6 & 7th cogs. At times no shift, at others jumping a cog and so on. I checked the derailleur, which was perfectly aligned, the chain measured up perfectly and I couldn’t see anything unusual on the teeth of the cogs. So, I stood there for a bit scratching my hairless head, not coming to any conclusions. Continue reading

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Back in the saddle

Much to my surprise the replacement helmet arrived late on Saturday evening despite the tracking info showing a delivery for Monday. But, who am I to complain about that? It has been exactly 3 weeks since I went over the … Continue reading

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White gloves

In the absence of being able to ride, April is getting a lot of love and cleaning. The newest addition to her wardrobe is a pair of white gloves. Do you like?

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Week #2 without a ride…

I probably couldn’t have timed my crash better if I wanted to. After all, I get daily cycling excitement in HD from the Tour de France, and let me tell you this is a good thing. Being on Twitter (gtratter) … Continue reading

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‘April’ is back

It is funny how some time apart can make your heart grow fonder – it is a happy day – I picked up April from the LBS and she has a clean bill of health. It is hard to describe … Continue reading

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'April' is back

It is funny how some time apart can make your heart grow fonder – it is a happy day – I picked up April from the LBS and she has a clean bill of health. It is hard to describe … Continue reading

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One week after the crash

Warning: at the end of this post is a slide show with some injury images – do NOT scroll down if such images make you queazy. It has been a rough week following my crash last Saturday, and I am … Continue reading

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