Bikes are complex beasts with suspension, disc brakes and fancy linkages. When something goes wrong out on the trail there are always solutions and they generally involve zip ties.

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Bodge Tweak Hack: Part 4

It seems Alpine resorts have a reputation for nailing bikes and this bodge was the result of such an incident. Day one in the Chatel saw a man only known as ‘Fletchbean’ and his mate, lets call him ‘Godberseed’ belting down the mountain when a stray rock devoured the roller on his shiny new chain device.

As the pair were partaking in some French mountain top cuisine, or maybe it was a burger, the discussion moved to using a hosepipe to fix the bust chain guide. Just as this spark of an idea flew from their mouths a piece of plastic was spotted that could do just the job. After some careful zip tie choice the new ‘guide’ was up and running, to wind everyone up it was even left on the bike for the rest of the week to prove expensive chain devices weren’t needed! Top job Fletchbean and another zip tie reminder.

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