In late December 2014 I thought I’d treat the chopper to a replacement chain, which I ordered and fitted .
Unfortunately I didn’t get chance to test it right away and ditched the old chain. When I did get around to testing it I found it jumping horrendously making it unrideable 😦
To cut a long story short, I tried different new chains, different cassettes, jockey wheels as well as many other tweaks until I finally had to admit defeat, something I’ve NEVER had to do with any bike mechanical issue.
Then one wet Sunday afternoon I was representing Sky Riders (British Cycling) and I bumped into Rob from the Cycle Centre in Byker who, when I explained the predicament stated “I love a challenge” and I love a mechanic who loves a challenge 🙂
So, I dropped the bike off, explained all the permutations I’d tried and left it with him.
He set to work trying some things I’d already tried along with some others I hadn’t considered.
The culmunation of his various tweaks means the Chopper is finally back on the road after 6 months and I can’t thank them enough.
Checkout their shop http://www.cyclecentreuk.co.uk/