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    missing finger

    how many of you guys have actually mashed your finger in a chain, resulting in pretty serious damage/stitches?

    (i'm prompted to ask having seen the photo story of bostontrevors flying fingertip and
    then mlprojects pic and advice to the upsidedown maintenance q)
    well here's the blog

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    it happened to me with the chain going slowly.
    hurt like ****, but no lasting damage.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    talk to suntour who posts occasionally. I witnessed his crash at kissena... not pretty but pretty permenent.
    "Oh, I see. Running away, eh? You yellow bastard. Come back here and take what's coming to you. I'll bite your legs off."

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    Sheldon Brown issues a warning on his Fixed Gear Bicycles for the Road page, about the danger of wrenching on fixed-gear bicycles where the chain and gears will turn if the rear wheel turns. He's got a couple of gruesome pictures:


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    paging bostontrevor...

    EDIT: oh NOWW I read the OP

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    i was really worried that when i backed it out of my chain that the tip would fall off...

    i had some scar tissue, numbness and limited movement for awhile, but its back to normal

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    i've had my fingernail chewed through before, but i guess it wasn't spinning fast enough for worse.

    scared the crap out of me though. and its not as though i wasn't aware of the potential risk, it's just something that needs to happen before you REALLY appreciate the danger.

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    I've got a nice little gash on my middle finger, right hand right now. I was cleaning the chain and talking to someone and got a little careless, but thankfully the wheel was spinning pretty slow. It was painful cleaning the grease out of the wound, but I heal pretty fast.

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    jonb got his fingernail pretty well stabbed while building his keirin.

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    this thread is so Burrito Incompatible.

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    good friend of mine just punched a hole into the top of his thumb last night cleaning his hub... towel got drawn in by the chain/cog and pow, insta-thumb-blood-faucet

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    It's a good thing we can't use our dicks as a third hand.

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    Got a nice gash but nothing serious...

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    I punched a hole in the middle of my fingernail from my bmx bike several years ago, no lasting damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timcupery
    Sheldon Brown issues a warning on his Fixed Gear Bicycles for the Road page, about the danger of wrenching on fixed-gear bicycles where the chain and gears will turn if the rear wheel turns. He's got a couple of gruesome pictures:

    I believ the bottom pics are bostontrevor....I could be wrong, but I know its just about that bad
    I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timcupery
    Sheldon Brown issues a warning on his Fixed Gear Bicycles for the Road page, about the danger of wrenching on fixed-gear bicycles where the chain and gears will turn if the rear wheel turns. He's got a couple of gruesome pictures:

    I am a goddamn poster-boy! That's me in the bottom photos.

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    did you use the chunk to score a free meal at a nice restaurant? Thats the smart thing to do.
    I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.

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    Sure woulda been the smart thing to do, no?

    "I believe there will be no charge for this 2-4 of beer."

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    "uh sir? There seems to be a finger chunk in my keg. So I guess that makes this on the house right? I think I saw a fingernail in the co2 pump too"
    I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.

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