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    Check Your Bolts!

    Noticed my chain was catching wrong on my chainring. Thought maybe it was just time for a new chain. Nope - chains not overly stretched or worn. Then I noticed I was missing 2 chainring bolts. Not sure when I lost them.

    Moral of the story, check your bolts.

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    been there
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Will always be there.

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    Mine still there.

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    You know, I was right about to go to sleep. But now I need to go down into the garage, take the bike down, make sure I've got all my bolts, and scare off all the bolt fairies.

    And then I have to ward off the bolt fairies before and after every ride to make sure they didn't snatch my bolts somehow.

    Thanks a FREAKIN' LOT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erik1245
    You know, I was right about to go to sleep. But now I need to go down into the garage, take the bike down, make sure I've got all my bolts, and scare off all the bolt fairies.

    And then I have to ward off the bolt fairies before and after every ride to make sure they didn't snatch my bolts somehow.

    Thanks a FREAKIN' LOT.


    Boy, I'd love to meet up with you on the trail.

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    Hahahaha well commuting to work 3 weeks ago I heard a ping, thought not much of it, then 10 mins later another ping. Looked around thinking I'd cycled over something.... Finally 5 mins after that was ping 3 and 4 followed by my chainring sliding down the crank arm on to my foot complete with chain! Had to laugh as I've never thought about carrying spares! Do now after a 6 mile walk home!
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    Check your nuts while you're at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Check your nuts while you're at it.
    My wife heads up that department in our house.

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    Loctite blue.
    "I love being on a bike. It helps me feel free. I get it from my dad", by Guillaume Blanchet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie
    Loctite blue.
    + stainless steel
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    I always suggest running some bailing wire or a very thin zip tie through them so if they do loosen up they wont fall onto the trail
    Quote Originally Posted by thefuzzbl
    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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