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Old 10-24-13, 06:32 PM   #1
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i got hit again

this time the rear wheel he was pulling out of intersection i was in the middle he ran right into rear of bike and kept going. im kinda depressed bike is un rideable
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Well that stinks. Seems like a lot of people really despise bikers and go out of their way to do crap like that.
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this time the rear wheel he was pulling out of intersection i was in the middle he ran right into rear of bike and kept going. im kinda depressed bike is un rideable
It sounds like the rider is okay then. That's good news.
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Glad to hear you're okay. It sure stinks, though. RIP your bike. Shame on the driver who caused you the trouble.
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this time the rear wheel he was pulling out of intersection i was in the middle he ran right into rear of bike and kept going. im kinda depressed bike is un rideable
Sorry to hear about your mishap. Is the entire bike damaged or just the rear wheel?

I hope you are soon back on the road.
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ty for the comments everyone i cant tell if the frame is bent but i dont see any bends on the frame. , im fine a course scared the hect out of me im thinking of giveing up on biking because just a second or so earlier he would of ran me over instead of hit rear wheel .at first i felt very unlucky now i feel lucky im scratch free ill know for sure in the am if im ok.but im sure i am
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Glad you are ok. Windy.
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I'm glad you're okay.

Did you file a report with the police? There might be cameras nearby that caught the event.
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Glad that you are okay, Windy.

Yes, I'd file a police report on this hit and run. And as Cbad said, there might be cameras somewhere, if not at the intersection, perhaps the neighbors had one on storefronts or porches.

I know that it's scary and you are afraid of cycling but if you let him stop you from doing what you love, you are giving him power. I've been hit as well - one hit and run, and another, the guy yelled at me and didn't offer help. Both times I was freaked but I refuse to let them control my life in terms of stopping my riding. It took a little time but I got right back out there, with a more wider screen of caution.
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I know that it's scary and you are afraid of cycling but if you let him stop you from doing what you love, you are giving him power. I've been hit as well - one hit and run, and another, the guy yelled at me and didn't offer help. Both times I was freaked but I refuse to let them control my life in terms of stopping my riding. It took a little time but I got right back out there, with a more wider screen of caution.
+1 there.

When I was bike-jacked, I determined that though they gotten my bike, they were not going to get my bicycling. It took me a year to ride through to the other end of the paranoia. The good thing was that I shaved 10 minutes off of a 50 minute commute in a single night.

I've also been run over, but that was nothing compared to being intentionally slammed to the curb by a car's fender and then attacked. The wheel took the brunt of being run over, so the bike and I survived.
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been trying to fix the bike but im new to trueing a wheel and still not sure if i have frame damage.i loved my bike dont have the money to fix it now with propty taxes being due
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been trying to fix the bike but im new to trueing a wheel and still not sure if i have frame damage.i loved my bike dont have the money to fix it now with propty taxes being due
Can you take it to a bike shop and get an estimate on the damage? That will give you an idea on what the repairs will cost.
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Can I help you with a replacement wheel?
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An impact to the rear wheel making it non rideable most likely means that the rim is trash. The spokes and hub however are probably just fine. You can replace it yourself, it isn't hard. All you will need is a new rim, and a very cheap spoke wrench. You can learn all you need to from youtube/this forum, and if you're careful you don't need a stand, just put the wheel in and use your bike as a stand.

If you can't tell if the frame is damaged, it is likely okay. My LBS had a tool to inspect my frame for being straight after I got hit in a very similar accident, and verified it was still good to go, a service that they charged nothing for, which I suspect is standard.

Good luck, and please go fill out a police report. This jerk should be buying you a new bike/paying for repairs.
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Old 10-25-13, 09:42 PM   #15
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Can you take it to a bike shop and get an estimate on the damage? That will give you an idea on what the repairs will cost.
the bike shop i used went under it is also where i bought the bike
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thas very kind of you but ill be able to get one in a month or 2 .ill just walk for now at least i can listen to music again nevr did while rideing

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An impact to the rear wheel making it non rideable most likely means that the rim is trash. The spokes and hub however are probably just fine. You can replace it yourself, it isn't hard. All you will need is a new rim, and a very cheap spoke wrench. You can learn all you need to from youtube/this forum, and if you're careful you don't need a stand, just put the wheel in and use your bike as a stand.

If you can't tell if the frame is damaged, it is likely okay. My LBS had a tool to inspect my frame for being straight after I got hit in a very similar accident, and verified it was still good to go, a service that they charged nothing for, which I suspect is standard.

Good luck, and please go fill out a police report. This jerk should be buying you a new bike/paying for repairs.
im lucky i have a park tools stand and have a spoke wrench
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its so weird he didnt see me was day time and i had my blinkies on im going to buy a orange vest
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its so weird he didnt see me was day time and i had my blinkies on im going to buy a orange vest
He wasn't looking.

When I got run over by a car, it was daylight and I was right where I should have been in the left turn lane. The driver coming up behind me didn't see me because he was on his way to his final exam for a course at UCLA.

Get back on your bike ASAP! The mind can play nasty tricks when you give it time. When I got bike-jacked, I was commuting again the very next night.
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He wasn't looking.

When I got run over by a car, it was daylight and I was right where I should have been in the left turn lane. The driver coming up behind me didn't see me because he was on his way to his final exam for a course at UCLA.

Get back on your bike ASAP! The mind can play nasty tricks when you give it time. When I got bike-jacked, I was commuting again the very next night.
scary stuff im glad you are ok
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Glad your OK dude. I know a few members already mentioned this but Ill go ahead and say it again...you've got to be more careful when you ride your bike, its a lot easier to get yourself killed than you think.
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thas very kind of you but ill be able to get one in a month or 2 .ill just walk for now at least i can listen to music again nevr did while rideing
I would venture to guess that whatever size rim you have, one or more people, likely to include me, have a spare basic one that they can send you. There is no reason to have a beached bike for that long when all you need is a basic rim to get you back rolling.
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this time the rear wheel he was pulling out of intersection i was in the middle he ran right into rear of bike and kept going. im kinda depressed bike is un rideable
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+1 there.

When I was bike-jacked, I determined that though they gotten my bike, they were not going to get my bicycling. It took me a year to ride through to the other end of the paranoia. The good thing was that I shaved 10 minutes off of a 50 minute commute in a single night.

I've also been run over, but that was nothing compared to being intentionally slammed to the curb by a car's fender and then attacked. The wheel took the brunt of being run over, so the bike and I survived.
Where are you people riding? Yikes!


Windchaser, when you say "again" you man this has happened before?

I have come close a lot of times but never actually hit. And I have never been "bike jacked". Wow I can't imagine.
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ty for the kind offers i couldn't even put the spokes in if i had a rim. what im goign to do is order a wheel from amazon .com soon as i get my property taxes paid. but im very gratfull of the kind offers ty. but i would like to know what wheel to order its 29er mountain bike wheels ona felt nine flow
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Glad your OK dude. I know a few members already mentioned this but Ill go ahead and say it again...you've got to be more careful when you ride your bike, its a lot easier to get yourself killed than you think.
yeah im pretty carefull sadly by the time i could tell the guy dindt see me i was in front of him. i should of noticed he didnt see me before i got in front of him
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