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 Post subject: Mud + freezing cold = Bike no workie! = walk home
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:41 pm 
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Location: Shenfield, Essex
Hey guys,

so today I decided to take a shortcut through a field footpath as I thought the ground would be solid, and it was at the start, but half way through, it got really muddy and my bike got caped in mud, I left my bike parked outside for a few hours whilst working in library; when I came out, I tried to ride, but the mud has frooze around and in the derailleur.

I should know better, but I had to leave it, and go and do some work.

Need solutions, ?


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 Post subject: Re: Mud + freezing cold = Bike no workie! = walk home
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:46 pm 
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Warm water to remove crud then oil and lube up...

Don't force any stuck parts as that could damage even more...

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 Post subject: Re: Mud + freezing cold = Bike no workie! = walk home
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:52 pm 
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Location: Shenfield, Essex
Roger that, I did think too; kettle up, let chill to warm. But do you reckon it will be ok to apply warm water to frozen derailleur? I'm pretty sure it's just the derailleur that's the problem, everything else seems to be moving ok.


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 Post subject: Re: Mud + freezing cold = Bike no workie! = walk home
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:01 pm 
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Should be fine dude


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 Post subject: Re: Mud + freezing cold = Bike no workie! = walk home
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:15 pm 
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Location: Shenfield, Essex
Cool, think I might just go out there now and give it ago, and if my air blower is working, I can use that to dry it.


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 Post subject: Re: Mud + freezing cold = Bike no workie! = walk home
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:16 pm 
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Location: Shenfield, Essex
Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Mud + freezing cold = Bike no workie! = walk home
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:54 pm 
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Did the same this morning. Got home later yesterday as I did a minor diversion to get a couple more miles in. Was slushy though. Went to ride to work this morning and had to defrost the chain and front mech first (couldn't clean the bike last night as it was about 7.30pm when I got home). All part of the fun though!


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 Post subject: Re: Mud + freezing cold = Bike no workie! = walk home
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:06 pm 
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Hi,
I take my bike and leave it in the works kitchen. (Over night)
My solution is to relieve yourselve (Drink lots before ) It is a quick fix and should be well washed before you take to your bed room.
Flask of hot water on trips out (at least you can have a cupper if not needed.)
Clean it before you leave it.
I am sure there are lots more suggestions.
Have fun
Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Mud + freezing cold = Bike no workie! = walk home
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:11 pm 
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Ah pissing on your bike, the emergency solution! I can't take my bike in to work, it has to stay outside (sheltered) as it gets fairly dirty along the Flitch at the moment. Lube with anti-freeze would be handy but may not do the paintwork any good! All I did was spray on some Muc Off bike lube, which contains alcohol, seemed to thaw things out a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Mud + freezing cold = Bike no workie! = walk home
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:57 pm 
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I tried to cool my rotors down once using that method.. worked for a short while but had the unpleasant side effect of pee steam which is apparently unpleasant for your riding buddies! :wtf:

Cold water out of a tap is often 15+ degrees warmer than ice and will melt it as well


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 Post subject: Re: Mud + freezing cold = Bike no workie! = walk home
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:15 am 
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Hi,
Never had any smell complaints as always at the rear.
Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Mud + freezing cold = Bike no workie! = walk home
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:46 am 
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Karve wrote:
I tried to cool my rotors down once using that method.. worked for a short while but had the unpleasant side effect of pee steam which is apparently unpleasant for your riding buddies! :wtf:

Cold water out of a tap is often 15+ degrees warmer than ice and will melt it as well



lol :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Mud + freezing cold = Bike no workie! = walk home
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:14 am 
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I froze a mech riding in the snow over hylands a couple of years ago
was hard work defrosting it

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 Post subject: Re: Mud + freezing cold = Bike no workie! = walk home
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:18 pm 
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Location: Shenfield, Essex
I just cleaned and re-oiled my bike on Thursday, before the snow fell, I think the chain just frooze too, as a couple of links I felt were stiff.

Next time I'll be brave and find a kettle!

Glad I did some work on it on Thursday, worked brilliantly today; when I got home I used an air blower to get the snow off.


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 Post subject: Re: Mud + freezing cold = Bike no workie! = walk home
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:49 pm 
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My seat snapped yesterday (one of the rails, SDG normal one) pretty dissapointing but assume it was covered in snow and ice and failed... hardtail too. Worse things happen at sea

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