Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - has anybody ever
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03-05-06, 12:55 AM
I was riding tonight to pick up a beer, beer is good. For some reason while stopping the toe of my shoe became engaged in the drive train, and around the sprocket it went. Zip, the toe of my shoe is gone, my toes remain, thank god. At least converse are cheap, fixed gears have no soul (sole?), my road bike would not have destroyed my chucks. Off to adjust my clipped toe straps...
03-05-06, 12:59 AM
that's insane. never heard of that one.i think you are very lucky and could have lost some toes...
03-05-06, 01:00 AM
I am stupid. I deserve to lose toes, seriously.
03-05-06, 01:33 AM
Frankly, I really don't know how it happened either. I think my right foot drifted slightly inward and managed to rest on the chain. After that my shoe was violently ripped from my foot and was torn in half. Thank god for loose laces. Of course I am a stupid cyclist, so that doesn't help. I am riding on platforms until my clips come in the mail, that could have something to do with it. Just a thought.
03-05-06, 02:19 AM
you were riding platforms when it happened? that makes a little more sense. still, thats scary as all get out.
03-05-06, 03:34 AM
It sounds like your shoelaces got eaten by your drivetrain. To avoid this I don't leave any flapping laces by making one bow and making another with remaining lace.
03-05-06, 05:42 AM
not just shoelaces...but you should ride barefoot till youit clip s come....
and yay beer
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