General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

This could have been ugly

Old 09-21-05, 06:13 AM
But Getting Smaller
Thread Starter
Bigmark's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boardman Ohio
Posts: 235

Bikes: 05 Gary Fisher Tiburon S

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This could have been ugly

The other night a friend came over with his Trek, we were going to put on his bar ends. While we were doing that he mentioned his cyclometer was way off, and was wondering if I could help with the settings. I told him we could get the settings from my favorite web page, and we jumped onto Bike Forums, and found a link to a link that had the settings.

Anyhow we set the cyclometer, and I grabbed my bike to run as a pace to match speeds. I put on my helmet, and we set out up the road. I noticed my handlebars felt funky, and I told him I was going back to the house and check it out.

When I climbed off the bike I definitely knew something was a skew, my handlebars would rock from side to side. I grabbed my wrench, and tightened up the adjustment which was VERY VERY loose. Now the last time I was riding I noticed a noise in the bars, but was too unconscious to put two and two together. Everything felt solid, but the bolt was extremely loose. I mean to the point that the angle adjustment could have rotated forward causing me to fall forwards into what I am sure would have been an ugly spill.

I have since checked everything and that was the only thing loose.

By the way his cyclometer is working again.
Bigmark is offline  
Old 09-21-05, 07:52 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 7,406
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 313 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Bigmark
By the way his cyclometer is working again.
You would have been able to find the distance, time and speed of your spill - a golden opportunity lost.
jur is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.