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Old 02-25-06, 07:06 PM   #1
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frakenbike strikes back

so i built this over yesterday and today


it was riding alright but the wheel was rubbing the fork a bit
so i was riding back to my room to fix it when the wheel slipped in the front
and i went down
laying my right leg out across the fork...hard
causing this

it's a huge freaking hematoma
the first nurse that looked at was like, thats so big, you definitely broke your femur
lame
i'm ok though
crutches for a few weeks and i'll be riding again
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Old 02-25-06, 07:10 PM   #2
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haha

boy, I was thinking you are gonna **** yourself up on that thing in the Photo thread.

Heal fast.
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Old 02-25-06, 07:13 PM   #3
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Jesus. That didn't take you long at all. Good luck on the recovery. Draw some plans while you are laid out.
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Old 02-25-06, 07:17 PM   #4
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hey at least the bike still is awesome, right?
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Old 02-25-06, 07:41 PM   #5
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so i built this over yesterday and today


it was riding alright but the wheel was rubbing the fork a bit
so i was riding back to my room to fix it when the wheel slipped in the front
and i went down
laying my right leg out across the fork...hard
causing this

it's a huge freaking hematoma
the first nurse that looked at was like, thats so big, you definitely broke your femur
lame
i'm ok though
crutches for a few weeks and i'll be riding again
that's so weird! i never would've expected that thing to fall apart at all...
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Old 02-25-06, 08:14 PM   #6
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ouch-a-fu<king-roo

[can one of the framebuilders comment on where he went wrong, because personally- and i'm no expert on this - i can''t see it]

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Old 02-25-06, 09:15 PM   #7
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That thing just looks like you were asking for trouble. There is not a part on that thing that looks solid...except for your hematoma.
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Old 02-25-06, 09:37 PM   #8
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I wonder what the top speed of that bike could be (after you heal your hematoma of course).
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Old 02-25-06, 09:55 PM   #9
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I wonder what the top speed of that bike could be (after you heal your hematoma of course).
why do you want metallo to die?
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Old 02-25-06, 09:56 PM   #10
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Is that an after picture of the bike?
Because where the headtube connects to the top tube looks sketchy as hell.
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Old 02-25-06, 10:02 PM   #11
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darn!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ultraman shakes...!
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Old 02-25-06, 10:07 PM   #12
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That remembers me when my i dislocated my right knee cup (it wen to the outside)... yes plis... try to imagine it ... done??? It f.. hurts right?... hehehe

I still put my hand over the knee when I remember... darn!...

Good luck dude... stupid accidents are the worst ever.

Take rest!...

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Old 02-25-06, 10:08 PM   #13
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Damn impressive hematoma. You should post day by day pics of the color changes in it. In a few days it will look like a Hawaiian sunset.
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Old 02-25-06, 10:20 PM   #14
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Damn impressive hematoma. You should post day by day pics of the color changes in it. In a few days it will look like a Hawaiian sunset.
i bet it will i'll make a progression chart and post it up here
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Old 02-25-06, 10:21 PM   #15
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Is that an after picture of the bike?
Because where the headtube connects to the top tube looks sketchy as hell.

yeah, the whole thing was sketchy, so i didn't ride it that fast.
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Old 02-25-06, 10:40 PM   #16
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I'm surprised that top tube didn't go first. The leg injury looks nasty
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Old 02-25-06, 10:43 PM   #17
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I can't wait to see the colors of that bruise. Please do keep us updated.
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Can we have a photographic sticky on the progress of your leg and Jamtastic's aching nad?
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I need your real name and SS#.

I'll be taking out a life insurance policy on you.
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Old 02-26-06, 12:26 AM   #20
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so it's not broken?

you'll have a small care package coming your way next week. keep an eye out.
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Old 02-26-06, 03:45 AM   #21
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LEG BABY!!! get out of that **** man. abortion, abortion...QUICK

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Old 02-26-06, 03:58 AM   #22
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that's what you get for building such a ******** bike
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Old 02-26-06, 10:20 AM   #23
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that's what you get for building such a ******** bike
ahh screw you man, i think it's awesome, i'm gonna strengethen it up and fix it a little and it's going to be sweet
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so it's not broken?

you'll have a small care package coming your way next week. keep an eye out.
nah, just hurts a lot since i don't take drugs.

thanks i'll be waiting.
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Your listed occupation is painter/welder. You should contact NASCAR. They appreciate mad skillz and a death defying attitude.
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