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Old 10-14-11, 01:46 PM
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New to road biking...

Hello,

I can't recall creating an account here... but apparently I had. In any case, I finally made the transition to road biking. A few weeks back I picked up a beautiful looking 2009 GT GTR series 4 bike- I love it!

However, just a few minutes ago I lost some of my dignity; when my pant leg got caught on the bar, as I was coming to a stop, and it caused me ever fall over the handle bar (in slow motion mind you... curse you gravity!).... So I'm here to see how I can realign the bar and the wheel again. Hopefully, I didn't cause any damage.
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Old 10-14-11, 02:43 PM
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I would take the bike to a bike shop.
Let a mechanic check out.
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Old 10-14-11, 02:47 PM
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Which bar did your pant leg get caught on? While you're at the bike shop, look for those little velcro bands to keep your pant leg tight at the ankle. Seem dorky, but they do work.
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Thanks for the input guys. I'll probably walk it over to the shop after work.

himespau - I'm wearing some fairly loose sweat pants and I was standing on the pedals as I was coming to a stop (getting ready to unmount). Just as I put my right foot down, the inner thigh section of my pants caught the right-side of the drop bar, which I suppose pulled the bars (while the bike still had some forward motion) and is what cause the embarrassing fall.
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Old 10-14-11, 03:30 PM
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Howdy, stuff happens
So now you'll start rolling up your pant leg?
Or better yet get those cuffs that have
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The above product looks like a good solution, I always tuck my pant legs into my socks since the sixties.
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well, turns out it wasn't too bad, other than costing me $15 to realign the rear derailleur and realigning the front shifters. I actually did pick up one of those reflective straps, but it doesn't have the LEDs built into it...
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Welcome again!!! We've all had bicycle bloopers...someone should post a site with the best of em'! -- Everytime they are always in "S-L-O-W- M-O-T-I-O-N", and although you feel like a huge idiot... most people have had something similar happen to them at one point of another. --Breaking in your clips is an inevitable one!
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Hello,

I can't recall creating an account here... but apparently I had. In any case, I finally made the transition to road biking. A few weeks back I picked up a beautiful looking 2009 GT GTR series 4 bike- I love it!

However, just a few minutes ago I lost some of my dignity; when my pant leg got caught on the bar, as I was coming to a stop, and it caused me ever fall over the handle bar (in slow motion mind you... curse you gravity!).... So I'm here to see how I can realign the bar and the wheel again. Hopefully, I didn't cause any damage.
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