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Found new way to die on Brompton: T-bag

Old 09-04-19, 07:58 AM
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Found new way to die on Brompton: T-bag

TL: DR T-bag strap can jam front wheel.

I usually do a preflight ,but when rushed that few minutes just doesn't happen.

Usually I tuck the strap without shortening into the handy mesh side pocket, when I have it extended.

The strap can fall forward and wrap the wheel, collapsing fender and stays -> sudden endo from very disadvantaged position.

To be avoided.

Small bikes have a distance between bags and road that I would not have noticed on my bigger wheeled bikes.

Front bags are not as common and don't get discussed as much.

Not that it is ever a good idea to have anything jam a wheel. Especially a front.

This kerfuffle caused a tangle, that almost required tools to get things rolling again .

Damage fortunately nothing that averting one's gaze and a few Tylenol cannot control. This time.

Stay safe
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Old 09-22-19, 06:39 PM
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Thank you for that, my least favorite way to fall over is shoe laces wrapped around the pedal spindle. No matter how careful we are...

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