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Bicycle fell on drive side while washing/degrease

Old 11-21-20, 10:08 AM
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Bicycle fell on drive side while washing/degrease

Was washing my bike and took both wheels off and my bike fell off my chain stay stand. Am pretty sure the right pedal took most of the brunt. Do I need to check anywhere for damages? So far the ride feels okay.

Frame is aluminium.

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Old 11-21-20, 11:03 AM
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Check rear derailleur alignment.
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Old 11-21-20, 11:10 AM
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If it feels okay, it probably is.
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Old 11-21-20, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by SpeedRanger View Post
Check rear derailleur alignment.
And if (like most cyclists) you don't have the derailleur alignment tool, just put the bike in your workstand and gently run it through all gears, being especially careful at the extreme ends of the cassette. If it's shifting as well as before, then it's fine.

No need to worry about the frame. If the pedal took most of the force, that's good.
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Old 11-21-20, 04:23 PM
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First thing I always check with something like that is my ego. If no one else is around then it's usually OK. But, as others have mentioned if it rides OK then it should be fine other than some possible scratches or damaged bar tape. Sounds like the bike wasn't too far off the ground so not likely to do any great harm.
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Old 11-21-20, 05:57 PM
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Buy bike stand
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Old 11-21-20, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Crankycrank View Post
First thing I always check with something like that is my ego. If no one else is around then it's usually OK. But, as others have mentioned if it rides OK then it should be fine other than some possible scratches or damaged bar tape. Sounds like the bike wasn't too far off the ground so not likely to do any great harm.
Yeah. You have to quickly put on your "I meant to do that" face.
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Old 11-22-20, 11:26 AM
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If you can ride it and it shifts as well as it did before and nothing else in the operation of the bike has changed, then ride it.

What more do you want? You'll probably spend less money and less time doing maintenance if you wait for a problem to actually identify itself instead of looking for what might happen.

Anytime a bike falls on the drive side, the rear DR and it's hangar are the thing you want to worry about most. But if it's shifting okay on the back then do you really want to spend time or money?
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