Bent & Broken Bits
I've just learnt something new and relearnt something I already knew:
- Don't ride on collapsed suspension
- Don't let anyone work on my bike - Parts 1 and 2
Collapsed Suspension - A very slow 20km on a dirt road bent the shock shaft -> $700 for a 'reconditioned' rear shock. I nearly cried.
Others working on my bike:
Part 1 - The 'mechanic' broke a rear wheel bearing hammering it out with a punch. Removing the broken bit damaged the hub -> $200 for a new hub (to avoid further butchery to remove the new bearing and spacer I needed.
Part 2 - A dealer 'forgot' to replace one of the spacers - which is why the bearing kept failing in the first place.
I have just added a 'dealer error' page to my site listing all their cock ups. These are just the tip of the iceberg....
The prices in Kenya are scary. Ian Duncan is the only dealer between South Africa and Cairo and knows it.
Brake pads $60 (a pair), steering head bearings $60, rear Enduro 3 $200.
Posted by Jeremy Bullard at February 26, 2006 11:15 AM GMT
Visit www.fowb.co.uk for more details on this and previous trips.