Join Date: Jun 2008
Bikes: Raleigh CT 400, 12-year-old hybrid
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Heh... don't worry. He'll learn his lesson quick, just like I did.
Early in the commuting career, I had to change a tire after running over a tack. Since it was flat, it came off the frame real easy. But after re-inflating it with the new tube, I couldn't get it past the brakes.
Stupidly, I ignored/forgot about the quick release thingie, and just whanged the thing through and back into place.
For the next few commutes, I wondered about the funny noise my front brake was now making, but since it appeared to be stopping me fine, I ignored it.
It was harder to ignore when the tire let go with an audible report when I hit the brakes going down a decent-sized hill next to my work. Yeah. That's some good homestyle bike maintenance right there. Quality wrenchin'.
This kind of mistake will only be made once...