Labor Day trajedy

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by s_beaudry, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. s_beaudry

    s_beaudry Member

    The labor day trajedy...

    Out riding my bike yesterday with the push trailer attached and got about 2 miles from my house and the chain jumped off the axle sprocket.

    Did not have any tools with me, all I would of needed was just one adjustable wrench to loosen the pillow block bearing and put the chain on and retighten it.... but I did not even have that!

    The last two miles was up quite a STEEP hill and let me tell you when you are pedaling yourself, a bike, and a 60 pound trailer in 90+ degree was tough!

    The point...... I will NEVER go out again without a tool bag!

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    sorry to hear that s beaudry

    some good food for thought here
    where are your tools Mountainman ???

    had my first flat the other day
    yes - a few miles push to the local bicycle shop
    pretty silly - no extra tube - no air - no wrench with me !!!!

    seen some of your posts -- COOL
    my buddy has a push trailer set up
    he's been riding it for many years -- STRONG !

    Ride That Thing - Mountainman
  3. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    I carry almost a compete tool kit. I still need to get a hand pump and one of those mini slime cans for the odd flat tire. A flat on the back wheel of my bike would be a nightmare to change on the side of the road so I'd probably just call for a ride or lock it up hidden in the woods and take the long walk back home.