I hope that Pinni of your survived. Don't need another one just yet !
Thanks Pete - yeah, couldn't fathom replacing two bikes in a bit over 3 months! The sound when it came down I thought it would have been in pieces but there's not a scratch on the frame and really only superficial damage - bar tape and scrapes on the rear mech, right lever and pedal. Right lever works but is a bit bent. I'm going to take it in to get assessed today. Needs a serious clean though! ;)
Didn't realise how much my rear tire squared off during the ride... thinking that may have contributed.
Lets all spare a thought for Gary who met a roadside barrier on the Nairn-Woodside road which resulted in very nasty injuries to him and his Pinnie. He was calm and helpful despite serious injury whilst we organised the ambulance. Recover quickly Gary. Was great to see a number of cyclists stop and assume traffic control whilst we sorted out the extent of his injuries.
I wonder if that's the accident Tim is talking about... not cool, hope he's OK.
How did the crash happen?
Re your chain 'departure' issues, I'm no technician but have a look at the limit screws on your front mech. The cage might be permitting the chain to go too far when you change down to the little cog....?
Either that or simply fit a chain catcher
Thanks guys. Its interesting in that it seems to occur two or three times in a row (maybe over a couple of rides) and then nothing for a few weeks until it goes through the same sequence again, maybe just the way I am doing something.
Will have a look at those Pete, may drop it around to Noel at BikeStation as I have to have a couple of weeks with little bike time unfortunately.
THIS is the chain catcher I fitted to my Cervelo a few months back.
I was having the exact same trouble as you are describing. Not dropped my chain since !
Thanks Pete, what an excellent and simple idea, will order one. Thanks again.