…and it ‘ll take good care of you. Back from Much Wenlock I was washing my bike down when I noticed something rubbing on the cassette. Closer inspection revealed that it was the inside nut from the gear hanger – the bolt had come undone and disappeared. The hanger was staying in place because the skewer was clamping it in place. Not a big problem, a trip to Butterworths, got a replacement and I was good to go.
The photo above shows my friend Peter’s discovery when washing his titanium bike earlier this week – a cracked non-drive side chain stay. Far better to discover this in the back garden than barreling down a hill at 30mph!
Keep washing your bikes folks!