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  • #74868

    malcolmb1963
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    Seen at Norton Folgate this evening – definitely been mangled by something.

    2011-08-22BentBorisBike.jpg

    #84595

    ashbro
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    I have noticed recently that quite a few bikes have luggage racks that rattle as you go over potholes. Could it be that the bolts are wearing loose due to London’s roads? It’s a tricky one because I don’t want to press the red button and put a bike out of action for just that – but there again, it’s unlikely that the Serco guys will pick up the defect at a brief glance and ultimately the rack might drop off!

    #84596

    malcolmb1963
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    I’ve had the odd loose rack recently but this is actually worse than a few loose screws.

    The picture doesn’t show it very well – the rack is bent and the metal appears to be actually torn or ripped. The only thing I can think of that might have done the damage is it being run over by a vehicle. Might have to swing by and see if it’s still there.

    #84597

    jamsandwich
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    Ive had a couple of bikes now with wonky pedals… Some people are either giving the bikes some proper abuse, or taking heavy accident hits!

    #84598

    papaspoof
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    Bent pedals… Ugh!

    Even a slightly bent pedal is annoying, and an indication that the bike has taken some abuse. They aren’t the kind of thing you can spot when selecting a bike either :¬(

    I’m considering usign a set of security TORX bits and tightening up a few luggage rack bolts, that rattle bugs me.

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