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Old 04-03-07, 03:53 PM   #1
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100 Miles And A Hard Hard Fall

Just came back from cycling, first time ever that I hit 100 miles, I actually left my car at home and just took off on the streets until I got to the bike trail, a good 15 miles away, feels funny being on the street on a bicycle, lol damn motorists just don't know what to do while a cyclist is on the road, luckily, that part went well.
While I was at the 2 lane bike trail, there was a group ok kids ahead of me, they were covering both lanes of the trail, I took offroad to not slow down, and all the of the sudden I see this fallen tree in front of me, I tried to go around it real quick but I couldn't,I hot it and I just flew on the air and landed on the pavement trail, the kids were like but no one laughed I didn't stop to check myself or the bike I mounted quickly and kept going. after a few minutes I stopped to check myself and the bike and I got a 2"x1" scratch on the side of my right knee and my right arm hurts just a little. The bike appears to be ok.
Question for the Bicycle gurus, how can I make sure that everything on my Kona Jake bike is ok, seeing that I'm not a bike expert? as long as everything works and there ane no woobles everything is ok?
I shall go take a bath, I'm soaked in sweat.
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Old 04-04-07, 08:01 AM   #2
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You may want to check to see if the forks are bent, but I'm guessing that since this is a mountain bike, it's probably pretty sturdy. If it were one of my steel bikes I'd be checking the paint just where the headset and top tubes come together, to see if there's any signs of buckling.

Anyone else have helpful hints?

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Welcome! Dont forget to yell "passing on your left". In Dallas most people clear the way. Up here in Plano, a lot of people dont know what to do. Ive only gotten into trouble when leaving a trail to pass someone.

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Check your spokes and make sure nothing got loose if you hit your wheel hard in the crash.

Pick your bike up by the handlbars and shake it a little to make sure your headset is still tight. It will have sort of a rattle to it if the crash loosened anything up.

Other than that if you just went down, then if nothing wobbles or makes any new rubbing sounds you're probably ok.
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A shop has a special device to make sure that the frame is still straight. Every once in a while someone comes in after an accident and wants their frame checked out, so almost any shop will have one. But thats more for after the frame gets dented in a car accident or something like that.

If it feels fine and looks fine, then it probably is.
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I am glad to hear that you suffered no more than a scratch POLBOSS. Your cyclo-cross is made for rough terrain and riding, but it should be checked after a crash. Besides checking your forks and headset, visually check your front wheel, front brakes, brifters, cables, and rear Der. Spin your front wheel to check for a wobble.

This local man did not fare so well. His story may make you fell better about your iincident:
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