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Old 02-23-09, 11:05 AM
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Glad you and the bike are OK.

Since you just did a mechanical upgrade, the most parsimonious explanation for the crash is a mechanical problem. If the part you upgraded is good, you might have inadvertantly messed up something else while you were doing the work.

I had a similar accident a few years ago. It messed me up bad--maybe permanently. After the accident, while I was crawling around on the street looking for my glasses, I picked up a two inch bolt. This makes me think some road debris might have caused my crash, but I'll never know for sure. I checked the bike later and it was fine.

I had another mysterious crash on a paved path. I think this was due to my carelessness. I think the front wheel went off the pavement into soft dirt and caused me to lose control. I was going slow and only got some road rash.

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