Chain slip

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incidentman
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Chain slip

Postby incidentman » 16 Jun 2012, 3:46pm

I was just reading this article

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... ikini.html

It appears this unfortunate lady has had the chain come off her single-speed bicycle.

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Luckily she was able to put it back on without getting too oily.

However I can't help feeling that better maintenance would prevent this.

Can anyone suggest for those of us in a similar position, what best to do?

chesterpete
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Re: Chain slip

Postby chesterpete » 16 Jun 2012, 5:11pm

Can I start by suggesting that you stop reading the Daily Mail? :wink:

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jezer
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Re: Chain slip

Postby jezer » 16 Jun 2012, 5:20pm

There doesn't appear to be much padding in those shorts :shock:
Power to the pedals

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pedalsheep
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Re: Chain slip

Postby pedalsheep » 16 Jun 2012, 5:42pm

I'm sure there would be no shortage of men eager to help her! :lol:
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531colin
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Re: Chain slip

Postby 531colin » 16 Jun 2012, 7:17pm

It always amazes me the extent to which fashion distorts the shape of things.......
....the bikes wrong for her, too.

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Re: Chain slip

Postby rjb » 16 Jun 2012, 8:04pm

chesterpete wrote:Can I start by suggesting that you stop reading the Daily Mail? :wink:


I just look at the pictures :lol: :lol: :lol:

ps where's the front brake - is this roadworthy ?
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Re: Chain slip

Postby xpc316e » 16 Jun 2012, 8:33pm

What a sorry state the world is in when a newspaper prints garbage like this. When I buy a newspaper, I want real news - not a picture of some inflated bint pretending to fix a bike which has nothing wrong with it. I'd expect this from a celebrity ego-massaging comic, such as Hello, but not from the British press.
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Robbied196
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Re: Chain slip

Postby Robbied196 » 17 Jun 2012, 8:50am

From a restorers point of view, that definitely needs lubing with baby oil :)

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Redvee
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Re: Chain slip

Postby Redvee » 17 Jun 2012, 2:38pm

rjb wrote:
chesterpete wrote:Can I start by suggesting that you stop reading the Daily Mail? :wink:


I just look at the pictures :lol: :lol: :lol:

ps where's the front brake - is this roadworthy ?


Coaster brake.

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Re: Chain slip

Postby graymee » 18 Jun 2012, 4:29pm

Can you get SPDs to fit to those shoes?
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NUKe
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Re: Chain slip

Postby NUKe » 18 Jun 2012, 4:50pm

graymee wrote:Can you get SPDs to fit to those shoes?

If you want heels and SPDs
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/produ ... .52.1.html
I remeber reading the story the guy made the shoes for his girl friend and then she dumped him. P erhaps she prefered Look style cleats
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Re: Chain slip

Postby ukdodger » 21 Jun 2012, 5:31pm

xpc316e wrote:What a sorry state the world is in when a newspaper prints garbage like this. When I buy a newspaper, I want real news - not a picture of some inflated bint pretending to fix a bike which has nothing wrong with it. I'd expect this from a celebrity ego-massaging comic, such as Hello, but not from the British press.


This isnt John Cleese is it.

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