July 9, 2001
Disaster strikes! Lessons Learned! Agees Bicycles Rocks!
Leaving the hotel what did I hear but a few odd sounding clicks. A moment
my chain is skipping all over the rear gear cluster and a second or two
my rear wheel is locked. Problem: derailer had been bent, got caught into
and dragged as wheel turned, bending the spokes, cracking the derailer and bending spokes a little.
What a mess.
How'd it happen? I think it was me turning the bike too tightly against
Here's the deal...the B.o.B. doesn't back up well. In the hotel room there
to turn the bike in a circle. So I just picked it up the bike, and forced
the B.o.B to turn , pivoting on its rear wheel.. I think that caused the
arms to press hard enough on the derailer/drop-out to bend them.
The good news: pushed the bike a couple of miles to Agee's Bicycles
The mechanic on duty, John, somehow found me a new Trek dropout (thank you!),
sold me a derailer, fixed the spokes and got me the bike back the same
I wasn't really looking for a rest day, but it could have been far, far
Some historical type builidng in Richmond.
Richmond is having a Go Fish campaign featuring these Rockfish.
There are 130 of them all over the city.