How can this happen?

ajoten Posts: 321
edited July 2013 in Workshop
Just setting off in too high a gear, car came ragging round corner and I had to go for it track stylee, clunk. But why? Surely chain rings are more robust than this suggests.
Alu is real.


  • Wow! I bent one once on a cheap Carrera from Halfords but it was new and faulty and didn't bend like that - how old was that ring?

    PS - Are you Chris Hoy on steroids?
  • 16mm
    16mm Posts: 545
    Looks like an oldish ring from the Square Taper cranks it's attached to, and it has failed through a hole where a shifting pin was. Age is a factor.
    You just put more stress through the ring than it could handle. Grrrrr.

    Drive train components don't last forever unfortunately.
  • arran77
    arran77 Posts: 9,260
    WTF, this happened when you were pulling away from a junction on your bike :shock:

    They'll be calling for you next :lol:

    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol: