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    Fixed Commuter JoshuaaXDD's Avatar
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    I just took a fall...

    So I was in my commute to work today and it was the first time in a while I decided to ride in the wet for a long while. As I'm riding I decide to try an ultra cool hipster skid stop/slide thing and it ends up with my front tires losing traction after the back wheel kicks out down I go. My front wheel went out of alignment with my handlebars and my bar tape got torn a little, but just lingering in my head are thoughts of my bike possibly blowing up.

    While I'm sitting here at the desk waiting for customers what are a few things I should check out on my bike?

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    the first thing you should do is load up paint on your pc and draw what happened and post it in the Paint your mishaps thread...

    then, straighten your bars and properly tighten the stem and check your wheel for true
    Did you poop at that stop back there? I didn't pay $300 on brakes that save 150g to have you carrying around 600g of breakfast all day
    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    Get a brake, hipster.

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    wheel trueness
    bent fork - I doubt it since it sounds like you just slid
    bent bar - also doubt it
    brake centering
    hood alignment

    Are you using a threaded or threadless stem?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    Fixed Commuter JoshuaaXDD's Avatar
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    I'm in the process of doing that right now haha I'm at work so yeah lmao

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    Fixed Commuter JoshuaaXDD's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    Are you using a threaded or threadless stem?
    I am using a threaded stem

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    This is why they teach you to never lock your rear brakes.

    Get some chalk or talcum powder and dust your frame to check for fractures.

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    love the mspaint! seriously though, glad you are ok
    Did you poop at that stop back there? I didn't pay $300 on brakes that save 150g to have you carrying around 600g of breakfast all day
    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    Get a brake, hipster.

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