Last Friday I finished my first fixed gear ever. It was my firtst build.
I had never ridden fixed before so I decided to hold off on putting the cages/straps on the pedels while I tried it out.
On my fifth or so lap around the block my right foot got pulled off the pedel by the front tire and jammed itself between the tire and the frame. I flew over the handlebars and landed on my left arm. It resulted in a really bad break just below the shoulder. I'm in a sling for at least six weeks. They can't even cast it becasue of where it is.
The wheel I was using was a 27" that I borrowed from a friend until I could buy a new 700c. The tire was warn and sticky. Also, I have fairly long crank arms.
Has this ever happened to anyone else? Is this mistake common or am I a total fool?
For more pics of my rotting arm go here