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    mea culpa (chain)

    sometimes I park the bike for the winter, but the warm autumn encouraged me to carry my plates thru the winter too. so, I'm commuting in rain, coming home in the dark, etc... and therefore generally doing NO maintenance to the bike - just treating it as a winter hack. and there is a price to be paid for such neglect! namely, your chain gets to looks like this:

    20200104_123714 by Don Serl, on Flickr


    ( I know, I know, and I'm ashamed of myself...)


    so today it was at least dry, if not balmy, so I spent a couple hours with kerosene, a toothbrush, a little wire brush, shop towels, etc - then a hose-down, some chain lube, and... presto!


    20200104_135941 by Don Serl, on Flickr


    I know I need a new chain come spring, but at least I'll get there on this one now...
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    Good save. *From the first pic I thought it was a goner.*

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    Note to self:

    Do not buy a bike from doser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgixxer View Post
    Note to self:

    Do not buy a bike from doser.
    keep 'em for well over 100,000 kms anyway, so it's not like that particular opportunity comes up frequently.
    In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensible.
    Dwight Eisenhower
    When I知 riding my motorcycle, I知 glad to be alive. When I stop riding my motorcycle, I知 glad to be alive.
    Neil Peart

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