19 October 2009

as predicted


everything was going well. new bars on and nearly half the weight of the previous one. left pedal off, left crank off. no problems. right pedal, ooh, it's a bit tight. big effort, hand slips, thumb nail chain ring interface. do a little sweary dance. feel a little bit sick. now have a small hole in the middle of the nail that wont stop bleeding. eventually extracted cranks and new ones fitted. no longer able to see the beauty in the polished aluminium. ring-spider is 1/8" ......going to town now to buy a new chain.

18 comments:

Julbags said...

Flaming Ouch! Much sympathy from me, that is exactly the kind of thing I do when spannering.

Red Bike said...

Oh no. I'm feeling a bit guilty for not offering to do them for you.

I could have sat on the carpark yesterday fitting them while u lot were all climbing.

Pedalling Polarcherry said...

OUCH!

Keith said...

That looks pretty sore!
Atleast you don't need to use you're thumbs too often.....oh wait..

Hope it gets better soon!

trio said...

Should that post not come with a warning?

Thunder In The Night said...

Don't want to say 'I told you so' but...

Looks painful, like the time my friend got his finger caught between chain and chain-ring and managed half a back-pedal at the same time...

Simon said...

I feel sick :-(

Has it stopped bleeding yet?

Chris said...

...and you took a picture of it!

Good spannering ;-)

jumbly said...

Quality spannering strikes again!

kate said...

once again thank you for all your support. i know ya'll laughing really ;)

though i do think at least one of you may be responsible for jinxing me ;) still trying to get the grease out of the tiny hole and my right thumb is still pretty useless. BUT my bike looks ace and will be getting dirty tomorrow night....if i can grip the bars!!

peewiglet said...

ooh yuk and commiserations! Looking at it on a v small screen I thought it was choccy cake on your thumb until I read... *feels faint and has to go for ciggy*

I hope it feels much better tomorrow!

Martin Rye said...

Ouch indeed. Heal well and take care.

starfish264 said...

Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! I'm cringing for you - just looks so sore!!! Actually, it looks oddly similar to what happens if you accidentally take a potato peeler to your nail(bed). No laughing here ... just whimpering noises!!!

ultra collie said...

you should star in casualty ;)

Groover said...

Ouch! I can picture you doing the dance and feeling all sick. Oh, Kate. Hope the pain stopped by now. The nail will probably turn blue and fall off eventually.

chris said...

What have you got against nails anyway!

kate said...

nails are over rated ;)

bettymountaingirl said...

Ahhh! That's the worst! Hope you've since been taped and clotted up.