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Old 12-28-18, 01:54 AM
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Johno59
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Originally Posted by Chris Chicago View Post
I broke a sugino triple at the bottom bracket spindle a couple years ago. was standing up at decent speed but not hauling ass, thankfully. thought I was going to control it but landed on my back. Tried to inspect all my cranks after that but not sure it's accomplished anything
I split a DA crank at the spindle end. Fortunately it was steep hill and I was barely moving. Tried to stand with 175mm of busted crank, Look pedal, cleat and road shoe attached to my foot. The whole mess went under the bike and into the rear wheel with my leg attached. Splat. Ached all over - especially my neck. A week later my helmet felt strangely loose. Upon closer examination it had split along the entirety of one side.
The day before the crank retaining bolt had unexpectantly come loose. I simply retightened it and thought none the wiser.
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