I commuted in to work by bike today – early start at 4.40 am to get to work for 6.30. All was going just lovely until I came round the roundabout outside Newtongrange just before you go under the viaduct – the bike fishtailed out from under me and I hit the deck at speed again. Dammit. Front hydraulic brake lever – completely mangled. It still gives a teeny tiny bit of braking power but I’ll be riding home on the back brake tonight.
More annoyingly, the steel derailleur hanger tab on the Fuego that I just had straightened in the Bicycle Works a couple of weeks ago is now bent again. I have about 4 working gears on the cassette that don’t make a chattering racket. It will be enough to get me home. I do at least have the tool to straighten it now, but sod’s law and all that…….