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Torbay CTC - breakdowns page

Those annoying little breakdown moments!
( featuring Bicycle repair (wo)man )
denotes a link to pictures of the ride.
ROGERS TIP OF THE DAY: After cleaning your wheels, always restore
the quick-release catches on your brakes, especially if you live at the top of a hill!!!

Not really a breakdown, but equally amusing.
Vic sensibly locks his bike to dereks on the ride to Brookside on Sunday 7th October. Unfortunately the keys are at home, and the hacksaw was somewhat Fischer Price! Luckily Dereks bike comes apart into two pieces vis SJS couplers so that saved the day!

See the fun below:

Lee's catstrophic side wall failure on his Stelvio on the South Hams Audax 2007. Split about 3 ins.
The "triple bodge" to enable him to at least get enough pressure to get back to the control.

A value tube? Pete finds a bit of excess on
this one = South Hams Audax '07


Barry Hocken picks up two punctures on the 2007 Devon Dirt!
Here fixing one of them at Lowerdown near Bovey Tracey.

And another one! Photo Andy Crompton.
John & Steve at Gappah
Top Gun at Powderham
John Beesley changes a tube near Gappah -March 2007
Roger deflated at Powderham - Jan 2007.

Nick Nicholls watching John Dodson sort the flat.

Jan 2007.

<<<John Dodson punctures at Chudleigh Heath - replaces a pink peril, and then a mile up the road punctures again.
But it was a glorious sunny January morning, and we found the thorn the second time! On reflection it could have been much worse at this time of year, and we still caught up with the group before coffee!

Tacky picture >>>>>
The last puncture of 2006? Lanes strewn with thorns and stones, and John picks up a roofing tack!
John Beesley at Buckfast
This was also a pain in th wrists!

Old Brooks saddles never die - well not always!
The first wrecked rim of 2007? Grahams front rim after
impact on a submerged pothole near Kingskerswell.

.... and Grahams Brooks Pro which died after the 2005 Dartmoor devil ride!

Barry gets a flat near Ashburton.
Nick struggles with this one near Decoy!
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