With huge thanks to Cycle Centre, Byker, the Chopper is back in action

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/

About barneybear69

'middle aged' cyclist from North East aiming to do the LEJOG in August 2011
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2 Responses to With huge thanks to Cycle Centre, Byker, the Chopper is back in action

  1. Dennis Becraft says:

    Never heard of such a problem. It would be very useful if you could explain the root of this unusual problem so the rest of us could avoid such an ordeal.

    • barneybear69 says:

      Aafter changing the chain the chain started jumping. So I bought new rear cogs (don’t forget I’ve converted mine to 6 speeed by adding another cog and derailleur). It just kept trying to jump from the small cog onto the bigger one and I tried all sots to fix it including numerous chains and cogs. Rob eventuaally waved his magic wand and it’s never missed a beat since.

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