Broken Bike Blues August 23, 2008Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Adventure Recreation, Day Hiking, Mountain Biking.
Tags: day hike, mountain bike, mtb, Prescott, Specialized
Bummer! I went out to load my trusty Specialized FSR XC Pro and head out for a ride and felt an odd “looseness” when I grabbed the back of the seat. I thought to myself, “Oh no, not my new BG2 Sport Saddle!”
Nope, not the seat. The bottom bolt for my rear shock seemed to be loose. I grabbed a hex wrench and tried to tighten it…..it just kept spinning around and around!
So I did load my bike up, but it wasn’t for a ride, it was to take it to the LBS so they could get me out on the trails again. The shock bolt was actually sheared, so I left it with them thinking I would pick it up later.
Later is right! When I went back to the shop, they had some bad news for me. Not only are they having a hard time getting the broken bolt out, but it seems I also had trashed the bearings in the top pivot to the rear end (I don’t know the technical term for it in a Horst Link Suspension).
They said they had to order a new rear end re-build kit, and they would have my bike for about 2 weeks.
What am I gonna do!? I guess I will do a lot of day hikes in the next 14 days. Well, I guess I can take some solace in knowing that there is hardly any better place to do that then right here in Prescott.
I miss my bike already!