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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 08-11-12, 09:02 AM   #1
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First Crash!

Just had my first crash. Weird how it happened. I was on my usual 10 mile loop when the front wheel locked up and I did an endo. With the help of a passing cyclist I assessed the damage to me cut on the chin, small abrasion on right arm ,right shoulder hurts and right ankle. What happened was the bead of the tire, Specialized Nimbus ,was defective. The rubber looks like a casting defect (photos to follow) and the tire bead in a 4 inch area popped from the rim locking the front wheel on the brake. Then I went for a ride.
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Old 08-11-12, 09:15 AM   #2
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Is the bike ok?

I hope that you heal up quickly. I hate crashes. I am just too old for all that fun.
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the only tire defects I've ever had have been on specialized tires (both rentals, believe it or not). Both caused blow-outs, one front and one rear. When it happened on the front I was at 22mph on a road bike. I actually think the speed helped, because even though the front locked up, it didn't have enough traction to endo and skidded instead. Scary.

To this day, I won't ride on specialized tires.

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Glad you're OK and I hope the bike is as well. Having said that, congrats on your first crash! I know that when I had my first one, it made me feel, I don't know, like "Official" or something.
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I would have that tire examined by Specialized.
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the only tire defects I've ever had have been on specialized tires (both rentals, believe it or not). Both caused blow-outs, one front and one rear. When it happened on the front I was at 22mph on a road bike. I actually think the speed helped, because even though the front locked up, it didn't have enough traction to endo and skidded instead. Scary.

To this day, I won't ride on specialized tires.

Glad you are ok.
+1 BOTH Specialized tires and replacement Specialized tries blew out on my Roubaix. One blew while trying to inflate it to 100 psi - like a gunshot 2 feet from my ear - not fun. At $50 a time it all ceased to be funny. I then went and bought $15 cheapo tires from nashbar - not had an issue since.

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+1 BOTH Specialized tires and replacement Specialized tries blew out on my Roubaix. One blew while trying to inflate it to 100 psi - like a gunshot 2 feet from my ear - not fun.
I had a wire bead Gatorskin fail exactly like that with maybe 300 miles on it (purchased off ebay new.) Fortunately it happened while I was sleeping and not riding the bike. I've also had a cheapo tire blow off the rim 2 feet from my ear while inflating, not fun.
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Glad you are doing okay and the bike is too. Endos suck although your fist one does put you the "officially a cyclist" list. LOL.

Get better soon.
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Thats sucks bro. Sorry.

Take some IBprofin or something like that. You will hurt tomorrow for sure.
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Went to ER>Knee started to swell. Crutches and vicodin what more could anyone want?
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Old 08-11-12, 05:25 PM   #11
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Thats sucks bro. Sorry.

Take some IBprofin or something like that. You will hurt tomorrow for sure.
dude I hurt NOW!!!
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dude I hurt NOW!!!
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Sorry to read of this accident. Looking forward to riding with you again soon.
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The Doc's say it's all soft tissue injury.Today I'm walking better and ankle doesn't hurt as bad .That was a wakeup call!!!!!!!! New tires enroute from bike tires direct
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As much as it hurts, it's also sort of nice to get your first crash out of the way. So now you know that you can occasionally crash, and it's going to be OK, it's not the end of the world, etc.
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As much as it hurts, it's also sort of nice to get your first crash out of the way. So now you know that you can occasionally crash, and it's going to be OK, it's not the end of the world, etc.
I would rather read about other peoples crashes
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Nah, now you got a battle wound crash story.
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Nah, now you got a battle wound crash story.
Exactly! Besides, I've never met anybody who couldn't seriously use at LEAST 3 or 4 more scars.
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Crash update.I got a call from the bike shop who told me the crank was bent and the part would be 60.00 plus labor. So I called Specialized and let them know about the trip to the ER plus drugs, the new helmet I'll be needing the gloves and sunglasses not to mention missed work.I'll let you know how there customer service department is.A side note is the LBS told me he sell's either Specialized or Continental tire's. He can count on one hand on how many Continental tire's he's gotten back , he wouldn't tell me about Specialized tire's.

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