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Front mech stuck in letterbok !

jejvjejv Posts: 566
edited October 2010 in Commuting chat
We have a front mech stuck in our letterbox, and we can't get it out.

Anyone have a personal mobile number or home phone number and/or home address for Donald Brydon ?

Or should I be contacting Moya Green ?

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  • Which side of the door is the bike?
  • jejvjejv Posts: 566
    Which side of the door is the bike?
    Neither.
  • jejv wrote:
    Which side of the door is the bike?
    Neither.

    Hmm, tricky, I suspect this might not be a simple open and shut matter....
  • jejvjejv Posts: 566
    The OH nearly went postal.
  • Sounds like a simple case of properly adjusting the limit screws on the door.
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    "Front mech stuck in letterbok !"

    Is that a south african letterbox?

    To be frank, I'd have been stamping my feet in anger - I need to address my lack of control.
  • jejvjejv Posts: 566
    If I could only find the remote for the door, I could switch it to 4 by 3.
  • AirwaveAirwave Posts: 483
    It's easy you just need to shift it :lol:
  • DCowlingDCowling Posts: 769
    not what you expected when you ordered some 'gear'
  • can you not just use the door chain?
  • jejv wrote:
    Which side of the door is the bike?
    Neither.

    I'm really not getting this. If the bike is neither outside or inside the door, is it in the letterbox too?
  • tgotbtgotb Posts: 4,714
    jejv wrote:
    Which side of the door is the bike?
    Neither.

    I'm really not getting this. If the bike is neither outside or inside the door, is it in the letterbox too?
    It's just a quantum bicycle. Have a good look at it; the wave function will collapse (hopefully not taking the letterbox with it) and the bike will ping back into reality...
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  • Jay dubbleUJay dubbleU Posts: 3,197
    Bigger hammer :wink:
  • SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
    Aaah, took me a while. :D

    I would suggest that the best way to address the situation is stamp your authority on it. Has the mech got a chain (letter) attached?
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,014
    Is it Campag or Shimano?
    Faster than a tent.......
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    Rolf F wrote:
    Is it Campag or Shimano?

    Do you live at no. 105?
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  • jejvjejv Posts: 566
    Rolf F wrote:
    Is it Campag or Shimano?

    I think I see where you're coming from. It's a Shimano MTB mech, so it needs a long pull.

    Do you reckon Campy Veloce would shift it ?
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    Did the postie just SRAM it in?
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  • loosen the cable tension?
  • z0ttyz0tty Posts: 47
    its a clear case of needing to pedal backwards while shifting up into 3rd! everything 'hinges' on this approach :D
    if it fits in my man cave i want one!.. NOW!!
  • CunobelinCunobelin Posts: 11,792
    Another reason for a Rohloff?
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    He that buys flesh buys many bones.
    He that buys eggs buys many shells,
    But he that buys good beer buys nothing else.</b></i>
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  • jejvjejv Posts: 566
    Cunobelin wrote:
    Another reason for a Rohloff?
    Well, if you send me a few rolloffs - might as well send whole bikes - I could design you a rolloff brifter. I guess the market would stand a price of - say - $1000. That might be way too low. We could gold-plate it or make it out of unobtainium, so that more well-heeled rolloff owners can clearly identify their merely mittelstand same-branders.
  • jejv wrote:
    Cunobelin wrote:
    Another reason for a Rohloff?
    Well, if you send me a few rolloffs - might as well send whole bikes - I could design you a rolloff brifter. I guess the market would stand a price of - say - $1000. That might be way too low. We could gold-plate it or make it out of unobtainium, so that more well-heeled rolloff owners can clearly identify their merely mittelstand same-branders.

    Unobtainium! Genius :lol:
  • CunobelinCunobelin Posts: 11,792
    jejv wrote:
    Cunobelin wrote:
    Another reason for a Rohloff?
    Well, if you send me a few rolloffs - might as well send whole bikes - I could design you a rolloff brifter. I guess the market would stand a price of - say - $1000. That might be way too low. We could gold-plate it or make it out of unobtainium, so that more well-heeled rolloff owners can clearly identify their merely mittelstand same-branders.

    There is actually a gold plated one!

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    Trouble is it clashed with the silver frame of the Catrike
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    He that buys flesh buys many bones.
    He that buys eggs buys many shells,
    But he that buys good beer buys nothing else.</b></i>
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  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    jejv wrote:
    Cunobelin wrote:
    Another reason for a Rohloff?
    Well, if you send me a few rolloffs - might as well send whole bikes - I could design you a rolloff brifter. I guess the market would stand a price of - say - $1000. That might be way too low. We could gold-plate it or make it out of unobtainium, so that more well-heeled rolloff owners can clearly identify their merely mittelstand same-branders.

    Unobtainium! Genius :lol:

    Unobtainium is sooooo 2009!
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