Worst Breakdowns?

Living in SF is way easier with a moped. In my old town, I'd ride everywhere as well. But that town was small and completely bikeable. Being as I was still learning, I had a few breakdowns, and had to push it home a mile or two. It was flat, no traffic or crazy people to attend with but it _was_ still 100 degrees outside.

I've yet to break down in the few months I've lived here. One day, it will happen, I'm sure. Depending on the circumstances, I'd be half motivated to just lock it up and come back with tools to fix it right there.

So I wanna know, what are your worst breakdown stories?

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It's probably not the worst story you'll hear. I was riding down a busy road when my pedal chain tensioner broke. Somehow I got the chain wrapped around my right ankle. That was fun.

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I was going full out on my Tomos lx when the axle bolts came lose and the tire came forward and the chain got locked up between the sprocket and the rim and then the chain also jumped of the sprocket on the motor and it got stuck between the sprocket and the motor causing the rear tire to lock up putting in into a really crazy/scary slide.

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this ones pretty bad...

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kancamagus pass at night on a puch maxi that all of a sudden lost compression took it apart and found a broken ring thats where i slept that night coasted the 35 miles to lincoln nh got a used ring from another puch that was at the junkyard

those that dont know kancamagus pass its the top of the mountain on the kancamagus highway right in the middle between conway and lincoln its like 20 miles each way of nothing but mountains and trees

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after riding around with some chicago folks on a monday, at the end of the night i was riding home and my 2 speed maxi made funky broken noises and eventually broke down in logan square and i had to get to jefferson park. to non-chicagoans, i had to push my ped 4.5 miles at like 1am. fuckin sucked. made me wish i had ape bars, so i could have at least stood up and pushed instead of being hunched over pushing a maxi for 4.5 miles.

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i like that born of osiris song, they're from where i live too.

i used to go see them when they were still called rosencrance or whatever.

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_kancamagus pass at night on a puch maxi that all of a sudden lost compression took it apart and found a broken ring thats where i slept that night coasted the 35 miles to lincoln nh got a used ring from another puch that was at the junkyard

those that dont know kancamagus pass its the top of the mountain on the kancamagus highway right in the middle between conway and lincoln its like 20 miles each way of nothing but mountains and trees_

I know the Kancamangus highway and DAMN!

Just the fact you rode a moped up there is so fucking awesome.

Were you already over the top when you broke down?

Must have been a hell of a ride down.

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^^^^

_Super awesome edit feature:_

Between those underscores is supposed to be italic, quoting mopedjay

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i'm still waiting for that picture of dudes moped on fire from chicago.

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Pablo Puchasso /

I recently blew up my ZA50/MK65 magnum. I went to restart it thinking maybe it was just a BAD soft seize ... then I looked down and saw that my flywheel was crooked and my stator plate was up against it. That's MY worst one at least.

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i think willie has the best breakdown when riding his moped to south dakoda he had to make a woodruff key out of a penny half way there good shit

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concordghetto.com /

One time I had to push my ride home 5miles in the middle of the night. Engine failure. Thank god for 24 hour burger joints, I needed one that night.

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) Cupermcnewbster ( /

I soft seized my polini once going up highway 9, but I just coasted back down and got picked up by a friend. No biggie.

I try to not break down, its easier that way.

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