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08-15-07, 06:30 PM
i was riding home after work started up a small climb and i here a noise, next thing i know my bike stops
and throws me over the handlebars, i turn my head and see my back wheel being spit off to the side
after i untangle from the carnege and my bike is done laughing at me i try to put the wheel back on and nope it is bent (no wheel will go there) so i put the wheel close to where it is supose to go and sternly start walking my bad bike to meet with a ride home for the rest of the way(grabing it by the scruff of the aero bars) and told it how bad it was, it did not say a word after that.
not yet sure if it is fixable yet, it is in a time out for a while
WTH did you do to make your rear wheel explode? Glad you are ok.
08-15-07, 08:03 PM
ouch my wheel is ok, but where the wheel goes looks like that
Siu Blue Wind
08-15-07, 08:07 PM
08-15-07, 08:09 PM
Dropouts exploded. Damn.
08-15-07, 08:15 PM
none of the damage, when i got home i took a screwdriver to the bike and bent it back close,,,,,,
havent tried it yet i am a little leary about riding on bent metal but if it is a lose i dont feel too bad about it, i have got my moneys worth out of this bike 50.00$ at a yard sale about 7 years ago plus a few minor upgrades if it is not ok i will use it as a wall decoration
Shot out dropouts=wall art
08-15-07, 09:31 PM
some mechanical failures are due, in part, to mechanical failures. 99% of others are usually due to neglect
god speed your recovery.
08-15-07, 09:40 PM
bent it back took it for a test ride ..........i might ride it tomorrow feeling brave, i think it my have been the wheel, swaped it with another and will see what happens
Are we talking steel or aluminum here? Steel, maybe trusted. Aluminum, hang that sucker up.
08-15-07, 09:43 PM
old steel frame
08-15-07, 09:49 PM
Get out your torch, cut out the old dropouts and weld some new ones in. Or throw it into the hillbilly outdoor art museum.
08-15-07, 11:03 PM
Or throw it into the hillbilly outdoor art museum.
Bikes, up on cinderblocks, out in the front yard?
08-18-07, 07:49 PM
none of the bike fixed it for now http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q102/norsehabanero/2738786237_ORIG.jpg
my leg did not hold up as well
Piffle! I'd be embarrassed to show that pic. Crimeny man yer not even bleedin! :rolleyes:
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