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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 05-04-13, 06:44 PM   #1
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First Serious Crash

I can't feel any dumber. I took a 90 degree turn too fast on the wrong line and crashed right into the curb. I was at least going 20 mph. Here is the aftermath. Please let me know how much the repairs will approximately come out to. Thanks.
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Old 05-04-13, 06:53 PM   #2
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Not sure exactly what the damage is supposed to be there, but it looks like you just need to twist your shifter back into alignment by hand and adjust the brake so that it is centered and not rubbing on one side...
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Old 05-04-13, 06:59 PM   #3
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Looks like you were lucky on this one.
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If you are unsure about the bike take it to your LBS for an estimate of repair, there may be unseen damage.
They make replacement parts for a reason. How are you doing besides the scrapes?
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Personal ouchies look to be $0.25 a pop, bike fixes appear to be free as mentioned above.
Not a bad idea to take it to the LBS to give it a look over.
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U need to check the definition of serious. On a scale of 1 -10 I would rate that a 2.
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Clicked expecting to see carnage, looks like you fell in the playground.

I want my click back. Last time I crashed I broke a finger, forgot to reset it and it healed up as a hook, and I don't consider that a serious crash.

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Old 05-04-13, 07:46 PM   #8
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What type of frame and fork? any damage there? The damage looks pretty much alignment issues which is a good thing. Cant tell from the photo but is your RD hanger bent or not?
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U need to check the definition of serious. On a scale of 1 -10 I would rate that a 2.
That high?
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My guess is you haven't really crashed on anything before. If you go to a bike shop with friendly/nice mechanics you might get all that stuff fixed for $0. It doesn't look like anything is actually broken, just misaligned.

This is just my A-hole 0.02 cent but a serious crash would be if your frame is cracked in half, your wheels are taco'ed, and you have some serious road rash combined with broken bones. And if you were taking a 90 degree turn I highly doubt you were going anywhere near 20mph. Next time look where you want to go, if you stare at the curb you'll target fixate and go right into it.
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Clicked expecting to see carnage, looks like you fell in the playground.

I want my click back. Last time I crashed I broke a finger, forgot to reset it and it healed up as a hook, and I don't consider that a serious crash.

^I agree with these. It looks like you forgot to unclip at a stop sign and fell over.

edit: If this is the most serious "crash" you ever have, consider yourself very lucky.
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I'm very disappointed. I'd like my click back as well.

OP, you look like you were scratched by a kitty.

The bloodlust is strong in the 41, so if you put together the words 'serious' & 'crash', you are obligated to provide graphic evidence of at least 2 or more of the following:
  • bent frame
  • taco'd wheel
  • compound fracture
  • asploded carbon
  • impalement
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I'm quite disappointed. Refund on my click too.

I've had worse scratches from a wall I bumped into.
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the RD may be broken...not sure. otherwise it's fine. Yeah, like everyone else said. Try a little mountain biking. Those little scratches are normal for a light ride in the woods. and dirt makes the wounds look cooler.

example of how dirt makes injuries look cooler...caught handlebar on a 18" dia tree. Went over the bars and caught my leg on the tree when flying through the air. Very minor tangle...Only broke my headlight mount. Before and after a shower...

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The only photo that looks out of whack is the shifter. A couple of good shoves with your palm should realign that. What are you worried about with your front brake and rear dérailleur?
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Seriously, it's not that bad. This http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/nex...347866-product and basic mechanical skills.
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I can't feel any dumber. I took a 90 degree turn too fast on the wrong line and crashed right into the curb. I was at least going 20 mph. Here is the aftermath. Please let me know how much the repairs will approximately come out to.
You had a tiny little crash

HTFU buttercup.
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Ha did the same thing at 28mph and came away with a sheared screw from the RD mount, roughed up/tilted in carbon brake lever, side of the pedal gouged, and holes in my kit. I had to walk back in shame to the start with my RD hanging from the cable. My repair cost 0$. Can't imagine yours costing more than 0$ either.
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Go make a radio if nothing is broken. Also check what is repairable and for how much
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Seriously? My boy, when he was 3 year old, took a much more serious crash than that on his tricycle.
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Thank you for all of the replies. As a lot of you mentioned it was really nothing, the crash, I was just unaware of how bad crashes can be due to my lack of knowledge in this sport. Upon further inspection everything was fine I was able to shove the shifter back into place, realign the front brakes and place the chain back on the derailleur. Some of the chainring teeth where broken and I just had to replace it. Thank you again for all of the replies.
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Thank you for all of the replies. As a lot of you mentioned it was really nothing, the crash, I was just unaware of how bad crashes can be due to my lack of knowledge in this sport. Upon further inspection everything was fine I was able to shove the shifter back into place, realign the front brakes and place the chain back on the derailleur. Some of the chainring teeth where broken and I just had to replace it. Thank you again for all of the replies.
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