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Old 08-15-07, 06:30 PM   #1
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bad bike

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
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Old 08-15-07, 06:35 PM   #2
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WTH did you do to make your rear wheel explode? Glad you are ok.
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Old 08-15-07, 08:03 PM   #3
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ouch my wheel is ok, but where the wheel goes looks like that
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Old 08-15-07, 08:07 PM   #4
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Dropouts exploded. Damn.
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Old 08-15-07, 08:15 PM   #6
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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
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Shot out dropouts=wall art
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some mechanical failures are due, in part, to mechanical failures. 99% of others are usually due to neglect
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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
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Are we talking steel or aluminum here? Steel, maybe trusted. Aluminum, hang that sucker up.
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old steel frame
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Get out your torch, cut out the old dropouts and weld some new ones in. Or throw it into the hillbilly outdoor art museum.
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none of the bike fixed it for now
my leg did not hold up as well
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