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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 06-14-07, 10:29 PM   #1
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Got my finger caught in between the cog & chain tonight

Sucks every time and I never learn. I have a kick ass dura ace 16t puncture in my fingernail. Owie. Chain's clean though.
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Old 06-14-07, 10:31 PM   #2
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3/32 or 1/8? ow
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Old 06-14-07, 10:32 PM   #3
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1/8
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Old 06-14-07, 10:39 PM   #4
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*Hospital*

Thats a nice sized cut you have there.

Yeah its 1/8.
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Old 06-14-07, 10:43 PM   #5
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Naaw, I'm sure it's fine. Hell, I'm still typing like a pro. The cog and chain were almost new so everything's real clean. I hosed it down with simple green and I'm pretty sure that thwarts any impending infection. Fixed gear fun!
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"hosed it down with simple green"

yeah
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Naaw, I'm sure it's fine. Hell, I'm still typing like a pro. The cog and chain were almost new so everything's real clean. I hosed it down with simple green and I'm pretty sure that thwarts any impending infection. Fixed gear fun!
I nominate that to be the manliest damn statement ever made. Nothing like some good ol' SG eh?
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Naaw, I'm sure it's fine. Hell, I'm still typing like a pro. The cog and chain were almost new so everything's real clean. I hosed it down with simple green and I'm pretty sure that thwarts any impending infection. Fixed gear fun!
You've just found yourself a spot in my signature!
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Old 06-15-07, 05:53 AM   #10
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I got my finger caught in the freewheel mechanism on my BMX bike when I was young, tore (not cut) the tip of my finger off.
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eeeeee
i'm surprised i haven't done this to myself yet
when do we get to see pictures
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Old 06-15-07, 06:21 AM   #12
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This injury only happens to anal retentive chain cleaners.

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this thread is worthless without pics. I'll start:



Lets see your fixed gear bloody fingers!!!!!

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Old 06-15-07, 07:23 AM   #13
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Sucks every time and I never learn. I have a kick ass dura ace 16t puncture in my fingernail. Owie. Chain's clean though.
Sooooo,you've done this more than once?
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Old 06-15-07, 07:54 AM   #14
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I got my finger caught in the freewheel mechanism on my BMX bike when I was young, tore (not cut) the tip of my finger off.

yup me too, made hamburger meat outta a 1/2 inch of my finger tip.
It was my chainring though.
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Cut a nail clean in half and left my fingertip numb for a week. Spectacular sight. Was extremely lucky that it didn't get infected, under my nail was nice black grease. When my nail finally decided to come off I was in the middle of the bush on a minimalist 8 day camp. mmmm, hygiene.
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Old 06-15-07, 08:49 AM   #16
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My younger brother ran three of his fingertips between his chain and chainring when we were teenagers. That lesson stuck with me and I'm always careful around my drivetrain.


Of course, saying that means I'm going to lose a finger this weekend. Where's some wood I can knock on?
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Old 06-15-07, 09:12 AM   #17
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I can't understand how people can be this clumsy and somehow reach the age of 16. Esp. those who catch fingers in there repeatedly.
But yeah, congrats for not getting it quite chopped off and I hope you heal fine.
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Aaaahaahahahaha Simple Green is the ****e.
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Old 06-15-07, 02:33 PM   #19
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joined the club a couple of months back, have almost got a nail back and my finger still feels a bit weird from the fracture the sprocket gave me… this is about 2 weeks after surgery

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Old 06-15-07, 05:28 PM   #20
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Sh*t is no joke!

be careful with that.
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Why didn't use windex, I heard it is better than SG.
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did it on my road bike 3 days ago. just a bruise, so I'm damned lucky.

i like those reservoir / rotating brush chain cleaners. much cleaner results, and no hospital waiting rooms
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Just jammed my finger today.
Working on building up my first fixie, got my finger pulled into the front cog and chain.
A tooth punctured my fingertip, but fortunately missed the bone.

Went to the ER, waited for 3 hours, got a bandaid and left.
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am i the only one that removes the chain to clean (unless its a quick wipe down)?
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am i the only one that removes the chain to clean (unless its a quick wipe down)?
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