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Old 11-27-09, 05:17 AM   #1
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My first folding bike accident in London..

I think I got it on video. cant check till tonight.


I am ok, somehow I didnt even get bruised! My poor bike has a very bent front wheel and maybe front fork too..


I will post pics and video tonight when I get home.



What wheel should I buy to replace it? should I buy the same or change both front and back while im at it?
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I think I got it on video. cant check till tonight.


I am ok, somehow I didnt even get bruised! My poor bike has a very bent front wheel and maybe front fork too..


I will post pics and video tonight when I get home.



What wheel should I buy to replace it? should I buy the same or change both front and back while im at it?
Sorry to hear about the accident.. caught on video? that could be interesting.. I'd just run the stock wheel .. but the Alex R390 is available, as is a Velocity in 451 size .. I have both on bikes.. in fact, I built up a 451 set of R390's for my Mu Uno/Duo project.. if you can't find a stock wheel, and want one, I have a new one in the US.
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Sorry to hear about the accident.. caught on video? that could be interesting.. I'd just run the stock wheel .. but the Alex R390 is available, as is a Velocity in 451 size .. I have both on bikes.. in fact, I built up a 451 set of R390's for my Mu Uno/Duo project.. if you can't find a stock wheel, and want one, I have a new one in the US.

Thats very kind Bruce! I had a good look at the bike, the fork seems intact!! this bike is so strong!! its just the wheel thats bent, maybe could be repaired? how hard are these 20" wheels to repair?


Thanks again, a little sad I have to get the Tube today
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Glad to hear you're okay. Bike parts are easy to replace. Body parts, not so much!
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The wheel will not be repairable but could be rebuilt with a new rim and spokes, Probably not much difference in price from a new wheel. Go with the same type of wheel, unless there was something in particular you didnt like about the old ones.
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Yeah, got a wheel for 40 with all included (tire and wheel)


I promised i would post the video so here it goes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of1ylF_4aa4

sorry about the angle, I didnt set it up right.. the guy decided to turn right on a dual carriageway since no bus was comming, obviously not caring if cyclists came by..

my fork is best after all,sucks, its still rideable but it doesnt feel right, will have a look on the weekend
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Pissed off about the fork, I cant get a replacement in the UK! I'm wondering if I can buy a for from another folder? any clues? I miss my new bike
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