Broken chains happen. Generally: they happen when you're grinding up a hill and you pretty much always land on the delicate bits. Which makes broken chains both frustrating and painful.
Awesomely rad cyclists carry a chain tool. And I'm not just talking about me (though I am that too): Mr. Sprute is a card (and chain tool)-carrying member of the CWCCTA.
|Note how pin is not pushed out all the way: this is critical to success.|
In other news, I'm quite happy with my 2nd breakfast routine. First breakfast is two fried eggs and a piece of toast. At work, at about 9 AM, I have 2nd breakfast: oatmeal.
|Note lightweight and reusable bag. It contains: one-minute oats, brown sugar, raisins, and roasted-salted peanuts. Kerr jar is mostly clean, from yesterday's second breakfast.|
Make your coffee at the same time... given the water boiling thing.
|Put mixture in jar. Pour boiling water to the bottom of the threads.|
Put the cap on and shake it up.
How great is that?
Super cheap too.