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Old 18.11.2011, 00:15
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New chain and rear sprockets, fitted, in the UK would be about 40. Should be the same in Germany/France. It's worth it to get the bike working properly again.
adrianlondon........ are you sidestepping an otherwise expensive country you think I don't know about?
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New chain and rear sprockets, fitted, in the UK would be about 40. Should be the same in Germany/France. It's worth it to get the bike working properly again.
all you need to do is cycle to germany and get your bike fixed. oh, wait...
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Old 21.11.2011, 11:16
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Re: Bicycle modification ?

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OK, so the bike repairs went sweet(ish).


As it turns out, I didn't have enough room to tension the chain (as was indicated as a possibility in earlier posts)......... but with my good friends, Patience, and Beer, the job was completed successfully.

End result:
I had to pick the next gear up to keep the tension on the chain (so the bike is a little on the slow side)..... no slip, no fuss.... and NO COST.

The bike is super light, and runs like a dream (if you like slow things).


Thanks for everyone's input, and special thanks to TitanTurbo10 for the use of the chainbreaker.
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Old 21.11.2011, 11:22
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Great news! And slow is often better, especially if trying to get shopping home or with a laptop in a backpack. Glad to be of service.
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Great news! And slow is often better, especially if trying to get shopping home or with a laptop in a backpack. Glad to be of service.
That's what I thought.

The moment I first complained I realised I knew what I was doing, and this is what I'd asked for.

I had a similar experience when I sold my old V8 Holden, to buy a diesel Landcruiser.
Fast car - Slow car......... Frustrating at first, but the slow car definitely had more advantages.


As I was pedalling up a hill later on, I realised the lower gear was the better choice anyway.

I can always roll downhill to go fast when I want.
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