The story of Sunday ride.
Posted by Allan Campbell on November 16, 2021, 21:04:12, in reply to "Bike ride yesterday. Rather eventful 23 miles"
A group of us set off from the Harrogate showground at 9.30. |
Up the Greenway to Ripley Castle then out to the West on bridal way to Clint.
At the T junction with Clint Bank Road I could not back pedal.
So I had to call off going the other 20 miles of a 28 miler.
Another rider and I could not see anything wrong visually just the the Cassette would not freewheel.
We both thought that the free hub had broken.
I sent the other chap to go on with the group and called it a day.
How to get back to my car at the show ground 8 miles away ?
I knew that I was only 3 miles from home so could walk it but pushing bike difficult as there is a bit of a nasty hill out of Birstwith.
As I had found that I could still pedal but with difficulty I decided to go home by an easier route through Hampsthwaite.
(I could possibly gone the 8 miles back to the car, BUT.)
Got to Hampsthwaite at 11.00 , the Service of Remembrance was just starting. Then on home had lunch and got on my mountain bike and rode back up to Clint and back to car by our outbound route. I do love my MTB it’s a go anywhere bike even at 17years old it’s more able than me now.
After returning home with the motor I took the rear wheel off and had a close look hoping that some debris has caused the problem, but no.
The cup and cone of the bearing was u/s and the axle was partially jammed.
So took the bike back to the shop in Harrogate where I bought it on Monday morning.
Called in the shop this morning for a Coffee and spoke to the workshop lads.
So tomorrow PM I collect bike complete with a new rear wheel, then my pocket will be £200 lighter. Some wheel sets in the shop are £1,400 to £2,500 wow. Sells top end bikes and gear.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday I am trialing an “e” bike. That will cost £75 but it would be taken off the cost of any new bike purchased.
I’m looking at an “e” bike as 79 in a few weeks and finding hill climbs a bit harder. The benefit of an “e” bike is easier hills climbing and extended range.
Depending how the weekend goes I will know the type of bike that will suit me ( hopefully).
Read up a lot on U tube and it’s the way to go just a question of how much £ I’m prepared to lay out.
The cost of new other items to go with a new bike is £250 up to £750 this include cycling gear. Etc.