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     Filthy updated 12 years, 1 month ago 5 Members · 11 Posts
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  • Filthy

    Member
    6 April 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Getting up at dawns crack for a ride… lucky dawn 😉

    Riding nice singletrack and avoiding the boggy bits round errington and dunsdale

    Bending a tooth on my middle ring, had to finish the ride on the big n little ones.

    Taking a picture where I tried to fix it.

    Realizing that cannondale cranks need a special extractor to remove them

    Running round bike shops trying to find said extractor with no luck

    Contemplating hitting said cranks with a big hammer to get them off.

    Fitting new tyres… mmm shiney black rubber with knobbly bits

    Now thinking about filing said bent tooth down so I can use the middle ring until I get hold of some extractors or hitting it with a hammer to remove said crank and swap the ring over. I’ll leave it to the public vote.

  • Alex.

    Member
    6 April 2009 at 6:25 pm

    is it a steel ring phil? if so, bend it back and give it a once over with a blow torch. cool it down a bit rather than letting it cool naturally. this will harden the tooth making it less prone to bend. only downside to this is heat treated steel has a bigger tendancy to snap.

    a bloke once told me ” if you’ve got a hammer, you’ve got a toolbox” 😉

  • Filthy

    Member
    6 April 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Its ally, think I’ll just file it down, I’ve got another 31 on that ring to use

  • Alex.

    Member
    6 April 2009 at 6:32 pm

    is it a steel ring phil? if so, bend it back and give it a once over with a blow torch. cool it down a bit rather than letting it cool naturally. this will harden the tooth making it less prone to bend. only downside to this is heat treated steel has a bigger tendancy to snap.

    a bloke once told me ” if you’ve got a hammer, you’ve got a toolbox” 😉

  • Filthy

    Member
    6 April 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Its ally as in its an alloy ring 🙄

  • bry5

    Member
    6 April 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Why does the first piccie make my head hurt, it makes me want to stand on my head 😯

  • Abzz

    Member
    6 April 2009 at 7:14 pm

    File it off Phil, My Mrs bike has had a tooth missing off the big ring for ages since she hit a rock with it and it doesnt notice at all 8)

  • Alex.

    Member
    6 April 2009 at 7:25 pm

    sorry for the double post there mate, my computer is bent. file it down, be alright.

  • Filthy

    Member
    6 April 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Filed it down… jobs a good un, seems to be shifting ok now

  • Dave F

    Member
    6 April 2009 at 7:55 pm

    See the Fat Albert’s arrived then….? Test ride on Friday?

  • Filthy

    Member
    6 April 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Test ride in the morning… proper test on friday 8)

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