Nightmares for MickF

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Nightmares for MickF

Postby robwa10 » 13 Jan 2010, 8:33pm

Mick if you read this then I offer the following warning:

PROCEED AT YOUR OWN PERIL. THE PHOTOS BELOW MAY CAUSE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, COLD SWEATS AND FITS OF RAGE!!!!
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Is there any light at the end of the tunnel? Will there be justice for the neglected and abused parts? Who knows?

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Re: Nightmares for MickF

Postby Mick F » 14 Jan 2010, 10:39am

It's not that bad!
I've seen worse!

It looks like the chain etc is clean, but is in desperate need of LUBRICATION!
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Re: Nightmares for MickF

Postby robwa10 » 14 Jan 2010, 10:54am

Yeah it wasn't actually that bad, could've taken a pic of my MTB's chain. I don't think I've ever cleaned it since I was given the bike a year ago, and I don't think it had been cleaned before then for a long time.
The chain had some muck on it and one or two little spots of rust. I've not oiled it because I've not ridden in a month due to weather and other factors. But there was indeed a light at the end of the tunnel.
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Gave it all a quick scrub and some lube and it's ready to roll again now.
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Re: Nightmares for MickF

Postby glueman » 14 Jan 2010, 11:18am

There have been similar issues with some of my gear, especially if I 'nip down to the shop' on salted roads and don't look at that bike for another month.
I reduced a newish Mirage group set from deep shine to deep cloud by forgetting to wash the grit off.

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Re: Nightmares for MickF

Postby Edwards » 14 Jan 2010, 11:36am

Rob are you sure you have not fitted a new one :wink: I wish mine were that clean.

How much would somebody charge for the chain cleaning service. Would there be different types as in a car wash.
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Re: Nightmares for MickF

Postby Mick F » 14 Jan 2010, 1:15pm

This is mine as it is, now.

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Re: Nightmares for MickF

Postby kwackers » 14 Jan 2010, 2:14pm

Mick F wrote:This is mine as it is, now.

Has that ever been ridden?

I'd post pictures of mine. But I fear I'll be heavily flamed... :lol:

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Re: Nightmares for MickF

Postby Mick F » 14 Jan 2010, 2:33pm

Ridden?
What do you think all that muck is on the stays? :D
Bike was last cleaned in late October!

The transmission was cleaned 23rd Nov, but I've only done 75 miles since then. :oops:
(Illness, snow and ice, illness again)
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Re: Nightmares for MickF

Postby kwackers » 14 Jan 2010, 2:59pm

Mick F wrote:Ridden?
What do you think all that muck is on the stays? :D

Sorry, didn't realise that was muck. I give mine a wash when I can't tell which is the front anymore... Mind you I am in't north...

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Re: Nightmares for MickF

Postby Mick F » 14 Jan 2010, 4:49pm

Ah, Warrington ......
Do you feel you live in Lancashire or Cheshire?
When I was a kid Up North, Warrington was Lancs, as it's north of the Mersey, but I think they moved it.

We have a niece living in Golborne BTW.
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Re: Nightmares for MickF

Postby kwackers » 14 Jan 2010, 5:07pm

Mick F wrote:Ah, Warrington ......
Do you feel you live in Lancashire or Cheshire?
When I was a kid Up North, Warrington was Lancs, as it's north of the Mersey, but I think they moved it.

We have a niece living in Golborne BTW.

Cheshire I guess. It was Cheshire when I moved here...
My dad is from Goldborne.

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Re: Nightmares for MickF

Postby ferrit worrier » 14 Jan 2010, 5:34pm

kwackers wrote:
Mick F wrote:This is mine as it is, now.

Has that ever been ridden?

I'd post pictures of mine. But I fear I'll be heavily flamed... :lol:


I can gaurantee its been ridden I followed Mick from Camelford to Okehampton and was mesmerised by the scrupulously clean cassett and chain, every time I looked down at mine coverd in oil and dirt I did have a guilt thing :oops:

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Re: Nightmares for MickF

Postby Mick F » 14 Jan 2010, 5:44pm

Me and FW Camelford.jpg
Is this you being mesmerised?
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Re: Nightmares for MickF

Postby ferrit worrier » 14 Jan 2010, 6:17pm

:lol: Thats me :lol:

BTW Mick I've finished ukdogers BB stand I'll be posting it off tomorrow hopfully

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Re: Nightmares for MickF

Postby Mick F » 15 Jan 2010, 7:52am

Excellent stuff FW!
Saw the picture in the thread yesterday.

What about the spring?
Perhaps it's not needed.
Mick F. Cornwall