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Wed, 17 Aug 2005
This thing is not supposed to break? - 11:46
Broken BB axle (full size)
Riding home from work yesterday on the road bike after riding out to Stromlo
and back, I crossed a road back up onto a footpath and suddenly my right leg
fell and hit the ground with the pedal, crank and chain rings still attached
gouging into my leg a bit.
Obviously my bottom bracket axle had snapped, this is a road bike, it is not
really under a huge amount of load so should not really happen. I had however
heard a clicking noise from this particular bottom bracket for a few months,
I had thought it may just be the bearings going, I checked the frame carefully
after getting it back from the fix and was sure it was not a new crack. Ahh
well I now know what the clicking noise was.
I am glad it happened so close to home and only took me 5 minutes more to walk
home, if it had happened 16 KM away at the summit of Stromlo I would have
needed a lift back to work or home.
Daily grind has a few more opening hours - 10:10
Hmm Hugh got back on
the blogging horse and has decided to do posts about places to eat, a bit like
Mel maybe, though less
veggie focused (I thoroughly recommend Mel's posts btw).
Anyway Hugh mentions
lunch at the Daily Grind over near his office area. I have not partaken
lunch there, however have been there at breakfast, thus his "Lunch Only" hours
suggested may be somewhat incorrect. I do agree it is a good place, prices are
low and the breakfast menu is pretty good and the coffee is up to par, I liked
it more than the other place I have been to in that area which AFAIR is on the
same street as Hugh's office and a few blocks up.