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Steel is real..Crashed today..

Old 11-25-20, 08:28 PM
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Steel is real..Crashed today..

I basically had to come to a hard skidding stop which resulted in me falling off the bike while the bike dropped behind me..fell straight on my ass! Had to prop myself up immediately (cars behind me) and checked the bike, only to find scraps to the handle bars, quick release and 2 tiny paint "chips" on my fork...no dents...what..no dents??..Truly amazing. Oh....and a gigantic bruise to my knee loll...nothing I couldnt walk off. Is it me..or is the way the bike falls, contributes to its protection?? Im just a bit baffled to be frank..

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Old 11-25-20, 08:44 PM
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Glad to hear u only got bumped and bruised from the fall. Now the bike has history and battle scar stories
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Old 11-25-20, 08:48 PM
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Glad you're OK
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Old 11-25-20, 09:29 PM
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You are officially a Road Warrior!
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Poetry in motion, perhaps not.

Words tumbling over each other, perhaps.

It happens, glad you are OK.
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Old 11-25-20, 09:36 PM
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Of course it is real. To put this statement to a real test though one needs to do something like a head-on collision with an aluminum bike.

Happy that you are OK!
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Old 11-25-20, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Glad you're OK
oh bums. where'd your story go? i'll share one since you had.....if only temporarily

black ice
going at atleast a 15mph clip, well after dark along the city trail, my front tire hit a patch of black ice. maybe it was the muscle memory/reflexes of teenage skateboarding....or another lifetime as a ninja, but as soon as the front wheel hit and started to slide, i leaped straight up off the bike and over the handlebars landing on my feet onto dry pavement. whew! that was a moment of grace. i didn't fair so well several nights later as i hit an invisible dip in the grass just before attempting a hop over a following curb. front wheel planted firmly in the dip, my foot got stuck in the toe clip, and i went completely into somersault mode with the bike still attached to my body. completely wrecked a veloce shifter and my pride...haha. looked up to see the blur of christmas lights on a tree shining through a nearby a apartment window. in pain but survived
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Bummer but good to know that you were able to walk (limp) away. Crashing is no fun!

Endoed my Giant XTC-3 back in 2000. Broke my neck in two places (stable breaks). Not a mark on the bike but the helmet was crushed. I should add that I landed square on the top of my head and the surface I landed on was fairly soft grass. Neck still hurts and I wear a scarf, summer and winter, just to help keep the ache to a minimum.

And now, as soon as I finish the test ride build I will test ride the Torpado on Lakeshore Drive, watching, with absolute care, for nasty ice and snow patches that could spell my doom. Been dong rides in the Winter for many years and, by now, you think that I would know how to ride cold. I wrap the scarf a bit snugger for rides in the cold.
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Brakeless fixie?

The thought just occurred: "2 tiny paint "chips" on my fork" - if that means that you see one chip on each fork blade near the fork crown, you may have a bent fork. Thirty years ago, I ran my Cannondale SM-500 mountain bike into a tree on a winding off-road descent and found chips in the paint of the steel fork blades below the crown and confirmed that the fork was bent. The aluminum frame was completely undamaged. Aluminum is real!

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Old 11-26-20, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
You are officially a Road Warrior!
True, but please don't try for a promotion.

Glad you're okay. Also glad the bike is okay.
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Old 11-26-20, 02:47 AM
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I like my bikes' battle scars. I wouldn't retouch them, other than for rust protection. I feel more relaxed after a pristine bike gets its first scuff, scratch or paint chip. And I prefer good used bikes that already have cosmetic flaws, so I can immediately ride without worrying about looks.

When I got my '89 Ironman in 2017 it was virtually unridden, but had lots of minor cosmetic booboos from years of storage. That suited me fine. I've fallen on it once, a slow speed slip on a bit of unexpectedly icy shallow puddle in shade on a day in the 50s -- presumably it was in one of those micro-climate patches that get unusually cool due to lower elevation, proximity to a creek, odd wind flow, etc. No damage to the bike, despite falling on the drive side, or to me. Just embarrassing.

Luckily my steel frame hybrid wasn't damaged when I was hit by a car a couple of years ago -- the bumper was low enough that it only crumpled both wheels but managed to miss even the fork and chainstay (I had a friend who's a mechanic check it over for me). And I've fallen -- those silly slow speed oopies -- a few times, always on grass. No problems.
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Old 11-26-20, 11:10 AM
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Wow...thank you all for your kind support. Yes I got away with a gigantic bruise on my knee which is still ways away from peak discoloration lol. However, yes the bike is completely ok as I rode off after a thorough inspection. Fortunately the 'chips' did not result in a bent fork by any means. Im sure I was the one who contributed to the chips as my red cycling shoes left tiny red abrasion marks near the chips, (a good feeling my cleats inflicted the chips) which I was able to wipe off. But yes, we must be safe to ride on!
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