November 30, 2009
Today was my first ride on my original Big Block since taking it apart to framesaver it. On the way in to work I noticed the chain was popping. I intended to inspect it, but I forgot about it during the bustle of the work day.
On my way home it continued to act up but rather than stopping and checking it out I continued to ride. I figured my chain was just really tight (which it was) and I would fix it at home. Turns out that was a big mistake as it broke on me on my way downhill. Luckily for me I was riding double brake fixed and the chain wrapped safely around the cog and axle.
So what's the point of this non-incident? Well, this could have happened
This was a reminder to me to not fuck around when it comes to chains on fixed gear bikes. If your chain is acting up, stop and check it out