How’s your morning going?

‘Cause mine’s off to an interesting start.

We’re heading out for the border, beginning with 5 miles of this great road.
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We get to the end, where it turns to pavement and we slow down for the intersection. No front brake. Zip.  I lock up the rear (gravel) and fishtail towards the traffic. Lucinda goes *oh for Pete’s sake*

I look at the reservoir and it’s half empty, look down and I’m blowing brake fluid all over. Holy shit, lucky we weren’t going faster.

There’s a gas station on the corner and we pull in. There’s fluid everywhere. The last couple of ounces pours out
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The brake cable bracket on the fork guard is completely loose
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The cable has fully expended downwards and has been rubbing against the wheel hub and has worn through
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But not before taking a mm of aluminum off my wheel hub
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So I call L.A., not too happy, then ride back to the lodge.

Here’s the current situation. As it happens I own these spare parts in L.A. already and they’re going to DHL them out today. No idea what the delivery time is, hopefully a day.

Then I’ll do the fix here.

So that’s the plan, let’s see what happens.

Comments

2 Comments so far. Leave a comment below.
  1. That sure sucks – sorry to hear it. (Hope you’re at least near a swimming pool.)

  2. taz,

    Im home tomorrow afternoon

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