Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Why regular maintenance is important...

Here's a Public Service Announcement for y'all...

Please check your bike weekly to insure bolts are tight, pieces run freely, and that all components are adjusted.  It not only keeps you smiling while enjoying your time on the road/dirt, but prevents catastrophic failures such as this:

This frame came back to me as a possible frame failure because the rear end felt "loose" and there was a suspect line in the powder.  It didn't take long to see what the issue was.  This slider sheared it's dropout interface clean off, but not before elongating and tearing the threads, most likely caused by a loose set of bolts.

Spend some time with a loved one this holiday season, wrench on your loyal steed :)

rody

2 comments:

edozbicycles said...

If there's a crack in the paint/powder, check it pronto! Another thing I learned when that fork self destructed.

Roy said...

Loctite is the magic word in this case :-)
Frequent maintainance and inspection will prevent a lot of accidents. Service your bike in ZEN modus :-)