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    Rolling along fas2c's Avatar
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    Everything was great!

    I was finishing up my test run of the wife's bike when I decided to really put the bike to the test. I was climbing out of the saddle pumping it hard up the little hill on my road. I was getting jazzed that the bike was really handling so well and really responding.

    I was passing my son's friend's house when I felt the chain slip Then everything went in slow motion. I felt the front cross up, then as the tire was skidding sideways up the hill I heard the air whoosh out of the tire which caused me to flip over the bars somehow rolling with the bike still in hand. As I my glasses skidded across the road I heard my neighbors exclamations as they ran towards me. I hop up as I am seeing stars and take a quick inventory and assessment of my limbs. Nothing broken, just a skinned elbow and knee. Strangely, I developed a blood blister on my thumb just outside of my nail and tweaked my wrist. Glasses survived too!

    The bike is ok except the tire. As I did the walk of shame back towards the house I tried to piece everything together. I thought the chain broke initially, but it must have slipped off the chain ring. I didn't hear any rubbing from the front derailleur but something must has made the chain slip. I parked the bike in the garage and haven't looked at it since

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    Glad you are ok.

    No worries, everyone has done it a time or two.
    Gravity hates us all, but it hates me more than thin people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fas2c View Post
    ...... I heard my neighbors exclamations as they ran towards me.....
    I'm glad you were not hurt seriously even if they weren't.
    - Auchen

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    Chain loose, perhaps the rear lugs not as tight as you thought? Glad you survived more or less unscathed.
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    Rolling along fas2c's Avatar
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    Thanks for the condolence. My wrist is really stiff today. My wife looked at it (nurse) and said to ice it and keep it elevated.

    Thanks for the tip David, I am going to take a good look it today. I'm glad it let go on me and not my wife.

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