Friday, October 31, 2008

Quick reminder

Just a quick entry, but an important reminder:

Check your bolts!

I didn't ride in yesterday because after I got all my bike clothes on and started to wheel my bike out the door, I saw everything on the rack wobbling.

Upon investigation, it was missing the rack bolt on the top right.

Upon further investigation it was also missing the bolt on the bottom left.

I should have checked everything when I noticed the water bottle cage was coming loose, but alas, I did not.

So just a reminder: Check the tension on all the bolts periodically!


jody said...

Too late. I had this happen about a month ago. On my way home one of the bolts that holds my rear rack and fender on disappeared. I was unable to come up with any crazy solutions. If only I'd had some duct tape I would have been able to hobble home.

Anonymous said...

Funny you should mention that. Found two skewers on the trike were loose while flying down a hill yesterday. Vibration! After getting home I went over everything and all wheels needed spokes tightened, the bolts holding the disc brakes needed tightening. Must be the season.