It really is FUBAR'd now :(

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  1. MichaelB

    MichaelB New Member

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    I have been taught a lesson to never drop litter again in my whole life. I discarded a tissue whilst moving today and as luck would have it it went straight to my rear derailleur. The wheel locked up, destroyed my new tyre, wheel (bent spokes), newish derailleur, gear cables, cassette, brand new chain, and has bent the little piece of frame it hangs off.

    Oh well I wanted a new bike anyway.

    Here's the pics:

    http://172.209.79.36/rearout.jpg

    http://172.209.79.36/reargar.jpg
     
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  2. Jaguar27

    Jaguar27 New Member

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    Wow, that's too bad mate...you must be heartbroken it looks like you really cherished that Bike!! Are you sure it was a Tissue and not a Birds Nest??

    How do you manage to keep it looking so clean?? What's the secret?
    :D :D :D
     
  3. Chance3290

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    Holy Crap!! Was this a really BIG tissue?

    I'm sorry Pal, I hope you're able to get it back on the road soon.

    And to carry on with Jag's thought, was the dirt before or after? ;)
     
  4. DiabloScott

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    A "tissue"??? What kind of rider carries tissues? Time to learn the snot rocket maneuver. Still, that's a heavy price to pay.

    BTW, "FUBAR" is an acronym for a phrase that's already in the past participle... no need to add the 'd.
     
  5. Chance3290

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    And remember, prior to using this maneuver, a friendly cyclist must always check the backblast area and give the command: "CLEAR TO THE REAR!"
     
  6. darcipage

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    The poor dude is British, so a "tissue" over there may be something else then what we might be used to calling a Kleenex.
     
  7. Chance3290

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    Good point. A tissue in Liverpool must be something massive that also makes your bike dirty.
     
  8. darcipage

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    I think the dude is cyclocross, did he have knobbies?
     
  9. artmichalek

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    Propper estimation of wind direction is also key.
     
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    artmichalek New Member

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    I thought they called wrenches spanners, not tissues.
     
  11. MichaelB

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    Yes I know what the words I use mean thank you. Adding the 'd' was purely to make the word sound right sir.

    And yes I love wasting my time cleaning my bike too but I quite cherish the 'used' look even more.
     
  12. MichaelB

    MichaelB New Member

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    Yes a tissue is a Kleenex, a vacuum cleaner is a hoover and some sticky backed tape is selotape to people who only know brand names.
     
  13. lwedge

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    It looks like your bike tried to commit suicide Mikie and to think the garden hose was right next to the bike.... Totally preventable.:D


    Ditch the tissues, just attach a shop towel to a retractable key chain and your problem will be solved.


    Sorry about the bike though.



    Value added FUBAR.

    Lw
     
  14. MichaelB

    MichaelB New Member

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    So then what do I do without my usual pocket full of tissues?

    I often clear out the nasal passages whilst moving but it rather unpleasantly ends up all over my face :eek:
     
  15. Retro Grouch

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    Doesn't take much. Catch the tiniest little twig in your bottom chain run and see what happens when it finds its way into your derailleur.
     
  16. baj32161

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    Use a handkerchief or two and keep it/them one of your jersey pockets, or somewhere else convenient.
     
  17. artmichalek

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    Follow Scott's advice and master the snot rocket. It may not be very polite, but it works.
     
  18. darcipage

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    Hey you guys, he's just looking for some sympathy for a wrecked ride....poor dude probably feels bad enough....
     
  19. Chance3290

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    We are giving him our sympathy, he's our pal, he's in one piece, everything else can be made right.
    "Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Cry, and you need a tissue that might end up in your rear derailleur."-Eddy Merckx' cousin Efron. Flanders, 1952.
     
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    We are giving him our sympathy, he's our pal, he's in one piece, everything else can be made right.
    "Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Cry, and you need a tissue that might end up in your rear derailleur."-Eddy Merckx' cousin Efron. Flanders, 1952.
     
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