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post #1 of 14 Old 09-20-2006, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Wash your bikes

Hey guys wash your bikes or at least inspect everything every now and then I for some reason decided to wash my bike today(its been a while since the last time) and found that one of the bolts that hold the front brake caliper on was gone and the other was loose. I hate to think about what could have happened and don't want somthing to happen to sombody else. Just thought I would share.
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"or at least inspect everything every now and then"
Doesn't hurt to take 5 minutes before you ride to do that!!!!!
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"or at least inspect everything every now and then"
Doesn't hurt to take 5 minutes before you ride to do that!!!!!
Should be inspecting them before each ride.

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Should be inspecting them before each ride.
Yeah right, when its your ride everyday I think people might tend to sikp a day or 2... but inspecting is important..... fuck!
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Should be inspecting them before each ride.
Should be but not everyone does.
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Exactly...I had this happen to me as well. It was after a tire change. I was about to leave my apartment, looked down through the forks and saw the bolt startin to come out of the caliper. Turned right around and tightened those biatches up!!! The only reason I ended up lookin down through the forks was my shuddering problem I was wondering about went away after the tire change.

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Should be inspecting them before each ride.

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I always look over everything before a ride no matter......


But yea, losing a brake caliper whould have been bad, for sure.......

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I check my tire pressure, chain, and all brake bolts while she warms up I encourage all to do the same.
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^^ damn NorCal'ers, it's 40 in the mornings this week where I am..

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Yeah right, when its your ride everyday I think people might tend to sikp a day or 2... but inspecting is important..... fuck!
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