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Bertoni Pro Victory - My first Italian build <3

Old 04-29-21, 06:28 PM
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Bertoni Pro Victory - My first Italian build <3

It rides all right...







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Old 04-30-21, 10:45 AM
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On the way home from taking these pics... A no brake, flat pedal, no clips, fixed gear rider swerved around a pedestrian and crashed into me head on. The Bertoni had been done for 16 hours and it was my first ride. WOW. Tape is gone, new chip on the fork, gouge on the brake lever and scrape on the brake hood, rode home after a road side front wheel truing. No other perceptible damage. I have a fat cut above my eye, broken sunglasses, and took the handlebars fully to my left ribs. No real dep bruising yet, but they don't feel right on deep breaths. Worst part is he was wearing a cycling cap without a helmet. Gross.
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Old 04-30-21, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by loudbay View Post
On the way home from taking these pics... A no brake, flat pedal, no clips, fixed gear rider swerved around a pedestrian and crashed into me head on. The Bertoni had been done for 16 hours and it was my first ride. WOW. Tape is gone, new chip on the fork, gouge on the brake lever and scrape on the brake hood, rode home after a road side front wheel truing. No other perceptible damage. I have a fat cut above my eye, broken sunglasses, and took the handlebars fully to my left ribs. No real dep bruising yet, but they don't feel right on deep breaths. Worst part is he was wearing a cycling cap without a helmet. Gross.

Well, that blows. Get those ribs checked out, and stay safe out there.
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Ugh, terrible news. Glad you got away with minor injuries, but keep tabs on anything weird going on with your noggin, since it sounds like a solid whack. I hope that other guy learned a lesson and will ride more safely from now on.

I ogled this frame when it was on the sales forum, and I like your build. Be well.
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Old 04-30-21, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by loudbay View Post
On the way home from taking these pics... A no brake, flat pedal, no clips, fixed gear rider swerved around a pedestrian and crashed into me head on. The Bertoni had been done for 16 hours and it was my first ride. WOW. Tape is gone, new chip on the fork, gouge on the brake lever and scrape on the brake hood, rode home after a road side front wheel truing. No other perceptible damage. I have a fat cut above my eye, broken sunglasses, and took the handlebars fully to my left ribs. No real dep bruising yet, but they don't feel right on deep breaths. Worst part is he was wearing a cycling cap without a helmet. Gross.
That sucks, hope you're ok. I would encourage you to get checked out.

Report, witness, etc?

Here in Oregon, homeowners or auto uninsured motorist would pay for this.
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Old 04-30-21, 11:06 AM
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As a fixie rider, I can't believe he didn't have foot retention or brakes... Glad you seem to be okay.
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Originally Posted by noobinsf View Post
Ugh, terrible news. Glad you got away with minor injuries, but keep tabs on anything weird going on with your noggin, since it sounds like a solid whack. I hope that other guy learned a lesson and will ride more safely from now on.
Don't bet on it.

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I ogled this frame when it was on the sales forum, and I like your build. Be well.
I agree, it's a fine build.

Make sure you're okay, @loudbay, make sure the Bertoni is okay, and when you both pass inspection, go ride the heck out of it.
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I appreciate you guys! I have a call out to auto insurance to see if uninsured will cover a check up. Keeping a close eye on everything and not self medicating beyond ibu to mask any symptoms. Bike seems ok, and I think my head is fine, which of course, I have only one of. Ribs? PLENTY.

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I appreciate you guys! I have a call out to auto insurance to see if uninsured will cover a check up. Keeping a close eye on everything and not self medicating beyond ibu to mask any symptoms. Bike seems ok, and I think my head is fine, which of course, I have only one of. Ribs? PLENTY.

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Oh man, that's terrible anytime and on the first ride too... Sorry to read this, hope you heal up quick and hope the bikes OK too!
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[QUOTE=bikingshearer;22038507]Don't bet on it.

No doubt, already a pompous azz, no brakes or clips, riding too fast on a MUP.
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Worst part is he was wearing a cycling cap without a helmet. Gross.
Sounds like me, except I ride a Bertoni.

Gotta Bertoni?
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Old 04-30-21, 09:10 PM
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Sounds like me, except I ride a Bertoni.

Gotta Bertoni?

I think you get a pass.
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Take care of yourself and then your bike. An incident like that happens so fast and sometimes we donít really know how bad we are hurt. Ibuprofen is amazing stuff for pain. I donít take it very often but when I need it , it works.
oh! Nice build by the way.
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