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Old 09-16-15, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
Heheheh

That's a quite well known photo from the Tour de France 1958.

Poor guy on the right, wearing suit, was killed by the Darrigade impact.
Fast Eddy's Flandria Cafe: The Cafe Connoisseurs Guide to Finish Line Wipe Outs
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Old 09-16-15, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by qd-s
That's a quite well known photo from the Tour de France 1958.

Poor guy on the right, wearing suit, was killed by the Darrigade impact.
Fast Eddy's Flandria Cafe: The Cafe Connoisseurs Guide to Finish Line Wipe Outs
(scroll down)
Yikes. Thanx for sharing the info.
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Old 09-17-15, 12:03 PM
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One of our local heroes posted this go pro video of his recent crash,
along the Seattle waterfront.

Skip to about the 55 second mark to see the crash,
but be careful of the rough language if your at work.


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Old 09-17-15, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by non-fixie
This guy is a rookie crasher. Still hasn't realized that he should have let go of the bars a long time ago.
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Old 09-17-15, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist
After I composed myself from the violent laughter...... I've watched this over and over and can't determine what caused it.
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet
After I composed myself from the violent laughter...... I've watched this over and over and can't determine what caused it.
Pants cuff in the chain ring?
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Old 09-17-15, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet
After I composed myself from the violent laughter...... I've watched this over and over and can't determine what caused it.
Trying to slow down on a fixie and it pitched him...
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Old 09-17-15, 12:56 PM
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Old 09-17-15, 01:08 PM
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I like Specialized's Error 404 page image for old/bad links:

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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet
After I composed myself from the violent laughter...... I've watched this over and over and can't determine what caused it.
I'm not sure. Clearly something went wrong and subsequently caused the front wheel to stop turning.

I took a sequence of six screenshots, below, and... well, the GIF format doubles the image at times; see the way the later frames show two images superimposed. This confuses things, but I don't think that's what you're seeing on the front wheel in the fourth frame. The rear wheel is doubled because it's moving very fast, but the front wheel is not moving very fast at all, since it has stopped. I'm thinking the front tire blew off the rim.
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Old 09-18-15, 11:35 AM
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Thanks for the pics. I spent at least half an hour myself trying to determine what happened here. I can see the rider moving his body to the front of the bike, but whether that's a cause or a result of anything, I can't see. Same thing with the tire: is it the cause or the result of the wheel being at the wrong angle?

Originally Posted by rhm
I'm not sure. Clearly something went wrong and subsequently caused the front wheel to stop turning.

I took a sequence of six screenshots, below, and... well, the GIF format doubles the image at times; see the way the later frames show two images superimposed. This confuses things, but I don't think that's what you're seeing on the front wheel in the fourth frame. The rear wheel is doubled because it's moving very fast, but the front wheel is not moving very fast at all, since it has stopped. I'm thinking the front tire blew off the rim.
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Old 09-18-15, 11:37 AM
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bad omen, I'm outa here.............
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Old 09-18-15, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by non-fixie
Thanks for the pics. I spent at least half an hour myself trying to determine what happened here. I can see the rider moving his body to the front of the bike, but whether that's a cause or a result of anything, I can't see. Same thing with the tire: is it the cause or the result of the wheel being at the wrong angle?
You know, I'm changing my mind. Look at it again, there's a white line that descends across the guy's chest just before everything goes wrong. Is it a guitar on a strap? Maybe that got involved in the front wheel?
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Old 09-18-15, 01:30 PM
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His front wheel jerked to the left when his thigh hit the bars.
Originally Posted by SquidPuppet
After I composed myself from the violent laughter...... I've watched this over and over and can't determine what caused it.
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Old 09-18-15, 01:36 PM
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My guess is that he was riding on a flat,
when suddenly the tire came off the rim.
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Old 09-18-15, 02:18 PM
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I think he shifted himself off of the saddle and onto the front of the top tube, putting all of his weight on the front wheel. Since he seems to be riding a fixed gear, he may have put some back pressure on the pedals and that ended up shifting his center of gravity in front of the front hub. Down you go!
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Old 09-18-15, 03:10 PM
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I couldn't stop watching that one, and laughing, or the one right above it (not laughing) where the guy does a flip and his bike wings into the air.

It does look like he shifts a lot of weight forward right before it happens. The fixed gear explanation above might be right. Or the stem twisted in the steerer?
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Old 09-18-15, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Kactus
Pants cuff in the chain ring?
That was my thought as well. The fact that the rider is standing slightly and shifted forward likely contributed to this. It appears that the right foot shifts slightly before everything goes out of control. I do see the falling strap but doesn't see to get in the way of anything; perhaps when the strap that starts to fall, the rider started to shift his (her?) weight and was a contributing factor. Or possibly that forward shifted position maybe have lead to toe overlap, which then forced an over-correction of the bars and the fall. It looks to me that the front tire is starting to come off the wire in rhm's third frame due to the severe angle of the wheel relative to forward motion. At that point, the rider was going down regardless of whether the front tire came off.
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Originally Posted by tyler_fred


Johnny Hoogerland - Tour de France
That was such a brutal and unnecessary crash. I was scared for the Hoogerland's life. It's amazing he was able to finish the stage.
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The guy on the fixed gear leaned forward to do a skid, all of his weight was on the front wheel, and he shifted to the side and he rotated on the axis of the steerer
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