Check your Sprocket bolts !!!!
Posted January 06, 2006 - 10:46 AM
I went riding and really meant to check the sprocket bolts before the ride. Ironic you ask huh? Well, as you might have figured out, I didn't check them. No biggie as I recently changed out sprockets and chains. Upgraded all bolts, nuts and used RED loctite, so I should be cool right?
Nope When I got back to the truck after a full days riding, upon loading bike, I noticed that the bike wouldn't roll. Oh great whats wrong? Well damn, 3 of the 6 bolts were gone and the other was snapped off in the hub. Luckily the ride wasn't 10 miles longer or I'd been screwed.
Upon further inspection almost all of the hub holes are ovalled out. yup you know what that means, new hub, and having someone relace my rims.
So the moral of the story is CHECK YOUR SPROCKET BOLTS REGULARLY.
Have a great day
Posted January 06, 2006 - 10:52 AM
Posted January 06, 2006 - 08:42 PM