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everything going wrong!!!

Dont you just hate it!!
week before first race of the year and things breaking left right and centre!
suppose better before the race than during it!!!
2 punctures in a week, new set of tyres needed
chain snapped
and now a snapped spoke on my front tub!!!!


  • risris Posts: 1,002
    better now than the day before!

    tyres and chains, they're consumables really - just keep checking them and you can avoid the surprises if you are lucky (chains, particularly).

    can you get the spoke re-strung in the week?

    i know how you feel as well - yesterday my right shifter broke. might take more than a week to fix, at least i don't have any races to worry about.
  • QuitterQuitter Posts: 160
    I'll take a mechanical problem over an injury problem any day....loads easier to fix!
  • jonEjonE Posts: 1,113
    Working on a law of averages it has to happen at sometime,but chances are reduced by regular replacement of consumables,so minimises the chance of catastrophic failure on race day,
    even if it happens on race day a variety of bodges are available to limp you towards the finish line.
  • shadowone1shadowone1 Posts: 1,408
    Use it as character building. Only makes you stronger. I'd rather take a few mechanicals over an injury - on the basis was injured for 5 months...

    Yes it costs money but as said prev, they are consumbales which would need replacing at some point. Least it hasn't (touch wood) in a race!!
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