Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bloomington , IL
Bikes: 07 Surly Steamroller, 1984 Ross 290s
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First Crash!! - what can I salvage?
I'm on this forum a lot although I rarely post unless I have a question. Last week I got a Surly Steamroller Complete. Exactly one week later I crashed it.
I was riding too confidently down a steep hill, and trying to negotiate a sharp turn ended up with me hitting a wooden post going about 30mph. The frame has a small scrape but otherwise seems fine. My front caliper brake was twisted terribly.
I guess my main question is, how bad do my wheels have to be for them to not be salvageable? The front wobbles in almost a snake-like motion, and the back has a small wobble I think can be worked with. So how bad is bad? Everything else but the brake seems to have held up fine at first glance, even the fork. But my wheels seem totally trashed. Is it even worth it to bring them into my LBS?
I'm just curious about how bad the wheels(rims) have to be to be unsalvagable,as I doubt the problem can be diagnosed from what I've told you.
P.S. I'm fine btw. My back looks terrible and I'm pretty sore, but thanks to some luck and my helmet everything is ok.