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04-04-21, 03:26 PM
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Posted By BlazingPedals

It's good to hear you're on the mend. Broken...

It's good to hear you're on the mend. Broken collarbone is a pretty common injury for cyclists - well, upright cyclists anyway! So you're not alone. Lots of people here have been in your shoes and...
04-02-21, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Craptacular8

Broken Clavical

Brok

I've broken the same one a couple of times. First time, figure-8 harness, slept on my back, the pain kept me from being too silly. 6-weeks to heal, and I was back to doing all of my usual...
04-01-21, 06:56 PM
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Posted By SkinGriz

Thats great!

Thats great!
04-01-21, 03:18 PM
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Posted By Wilbur76

Resurrected this 94 FSR with Cowchipper dropbars...

Resurrected this 94 FSR with Cowchipper dropbars and Velo Orange steep angled stem. Cockpit is nice and upright now for my old back. And 1x10 oval because I was curious....
04-01-21, 02:31 PM
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Posted By due ruote

^ Mad skilz! That looks amazing. What is the...

^ Mad skilz! That looks amazing.
What is the paint that youíre using?

Sorry to hear about the collarbone. Heal well and quickly!
03-28-21, 02:17 PM
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Posted By jack pot

.....I got swiped on Dec 28. Broke left arm right...

.....I got swiped on Dec 28. Broke left arm right beneath shoulder cup. Injured left ankle. Im still in therapy. Your recovery will create physical doubts and more pain than you want but if you wanna...
03-28-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 57
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Posted By rydabent

In the mean time consider riding a trike. A trike...

In the mean time consider riding a trike. A trike would probably not bother your shoulder at all.
03-28-21, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Fawkwas

I wish you good luck and get well soon!

I wish you good luck and get well soon!
03-27-21, 12:23 AM
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Posted By cjenrick

worst thing for me was the beer/Vicodin addiction...

worst thing for me was the beer/Vicodin addiction that lasted six months due to a friendly receptionist at the doctors office.

getting off that stuff was a biotch!

you do not need your collar...
03-26-21, 04:59 AM
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Posted By ExPatTyke

I've not broken a collarbone, but broke an elbow...

I've not broken a collarbone, but broke an elbow quite a few years ago playing rugby, then broke foot, tibia, and fibula in one go, as per the thread...
03-25-21, 07:08 AM
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Posted By DomaneS5

I broke my left clavicle in September of '15 at...

I broke my left clavicle in September of '15 at the age of 42. Ruined a Giro Bishop helmet and a nice bike jersey. The first 2 weeks were awful, but after that things slowly got back to normal. I...
03-25-21, 06:48 AM
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Posted By wphamilton

When you get back on the bike depends more on...

When you get back on the bike depends more on your risk tolerance than anything else, IMO. And pain tolerance. It was 3-5 days for me, for a broken collarbone.

You're not necessarily going to...
03-23-21, 11:32 AM
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Posted By jgwilliams

I think typical depends on your age. I know my...

I think typical depends on your age. I know my six year old's clavicle healed up much quicker than mine did.
03-23-21, 06:17 AM
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Posted By WaveyGravey

These posts are reassuring as I recover from a...

These posts are reassuring as I recover from a recent broken foot and surgery to install a screw. Hopefully I will recover soon and be able to ride in a few weeks.
03-22-21, 10:19 PM
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Posted By SkinGriz

Just do whatever the doc and your Physical...

Just do whatever the doc and your Physical Therapist tells you. I think youíll be fine.

I knew a local pro motocross racer. His collar bones both looked liked knuckles under his skin. Watching him...
03-22-21, 12:43 PM
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Posted By jimrno

Collar bone break plus punctured lung at age 56. ...

Collar bone break plus punctured lung at age 56. Wife was gone for a month, so no help with dressing and showering, bad bad thing. My advise is to keep shoulder IMOBILE for 10 days. Don't 'test'...
03-22-21, 11:55 AM
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Posted By TommyTwoTone

I had a compound fracture of my collarbone from a...

I had a compound fracture of my collarbone from a fall, when I was 63 YO, had surgery and I now have a plate with twelve screws holding it on my bone, it didn't really affect my bike riding and I...
03-22-21, 11:28 AM
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Posted By RDBIKER

I had the same injury. Rehab hard and you...

I had the same injury.

Rehab hard and you will be fine. The first season after injury, I still felt week. I'm on my 2nd season now and feel back to normal. The key is rehab. go hard and often. I...
03-22-21, 10:01 AM
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Posted By wphamilton

What's next ideally is a couple of months of not...

What's next ideally is a couple of months of not doing anything strenuous on that side. Normal activities, no problem.

You can make it up with your strength training after it's healed. Or whatever...
03-20-21, 09:48 PM
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Posted By bwilli88

Wiped out on my motorcycle, Suzuki DRZ 400 SM,...

Wiped out on my motorcycle, Suzuki DRZ 400 SM, last April 25th. Broke 7 ribs, clavicle, scapula, and cracked my sternum. Clavicle was stabilized with a plate which popped off 5 days later when I...
03-20-21, 12:00 PM
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Posted By Maelochs

Seems to me the obvious answer is to go to ...

Seems to me the obvious answer is to go to OldTryGuy's doctor .... no matter what happened.

I did my left collarbone five years ago. I left it alone for six weeks, then decided I could do weight...
03-20-21, 10:15 AM
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Views: 2,050
Posted By 63rickert

Simple uncomplicated collarbone fracture. Expect...

Simple uncomplicated collarbone fracture. Expect a simple uncomplicated recovery.

Could it get more complex? Of course it could. Every commenter who has a story is the evidence for that. But 99%...
03-20-21, 05:39 AM
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Posted By Lakerat

I broke mine in four pieces when a road striping...

I broke mine in four pieces when a road striping crew dumped about a gallon of glass beads on a downhill turn a quarter mile from my house. Was amazed the doc said no treatment. I don't remember...
03-19-21, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Dominae

I broke my collarbone twice. Both times it was...

I broke my collarbone twice. Both times it was painful as hell. Second time I went to an old school ortho doc who said if the broken ends ďare in the same roomĒ then no surgery. Six weeks later...
03-19-21, 05:56 PM
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Posted By OldTryGuy

Not rushing recovery is the mature thing to do...

Not rushing recovery is the mature thing to do BUTTTTT :innocent: many don't listen.

Will be 10 years next month, almost 61, my crash resulted in a minor clavicle and neck break along with Long...
03-19-21, 04:08 PM
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Posted By 70sSanO

I shattered my clavicle about 6 years ago and...

I shattered my clavicle about 6 years ago and decided to have surgery. It was more than single break. I think I could have gone either way. I’ve heard that plating helps to prevent further breaks,...
03-19-21, 01:34 PM
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Posted By Pratt

Just to add a little to the optimism of those...

Just to add a little to the optimism of those others who have thrived post-break. Cats have only vestigial little collar bones about the size of fingernail parings, and they are completely detached...
03-19-21, 03:37 AM
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Posted By jgwilliams

Yes, indeed. Like you I had gone my entire life...

Yes, indeed. Like you I had gone my entire life (63 years to that point) without breaking a bone. Last year I took a tumble off my bike and did a really proper job on my collar bone. Had to have a...
03-18-21, 09:42 PM
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Posted By Dave Mayer

Assuming you have a figure-8 bandage. Until the...

Assuming you have a figure-8 bandage. Until the clavicle is fully knitted do not - I repeat: do not remove it. Doing so, as I stupidly did 2 weeks in, caused the the partially-healed bone to...
03-18-21, 09:37 PM
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Posted By 79pmooney

I've broken both twice. First was also a head...

I've broken both twice. First was also a head injury that was so severe they did nothing for my shoulder. The collarbone set up crooked and about 1/2" shorter. Limits my throwing. 2 were...
03-18-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,050
Posted By flangehead

Vertigo

My orthopedic doctor told me that collarbone pieces will grow back together if they are in the same county. I had to sleep on one shoulder for 6 weeks. At the end I got vertigo which I self-diagnosed...
03-18-21, 08:32 PM
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Posted By canklecat

Generally I'd defer to the expert medical...

Generally I'd defer to the expert medical professionals.

But in my case, having been there in 2018, it was more like: see four ortho docs, get four different opinions. The younger ortho doc who...
03-18-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,050
Posted By jaxgtr

I forgot to say, even though I was off the bike...

I forgot to say, even though I was off the bike for longer than I liked, I had a couple of years of medical issues that all hit at once, I have not had any issues long term as far as my shoulder goes...
03-18-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,050
Posted By Rage

As long as the doctor(s) signed off on it, you...

As long as the doctor(s) signed off on it, you should be good to go.
Sucks that you broke it but it sounds like you’re already on the mend. And s’good that it was an uncomplicated injury. Like...
03-18-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,050
Posted By indyfabz

I fractured/split the end of mine first week of...

I fractured/split the end of mine first week of June, 2012. I was off the bike for 4-6 weeks. In mid-August I did the metric route of D2R2. Mostly dirt event with oodles of climbing. Not the smartest...
03-18-21, 03:29 PM
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Posted By katsup

I broke my left clavicle about 4 years ago (in my...

I broke my left clavicle about 4 years ago (in my mid 30's) and I was given the option of surgery or letting it heal. I choose the healing option and was told to move my arm around in 3 positions...
03-18-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By jaxgtr

I shattered mine after a crash one year. It was...

I shattered mine after a crash one year. It was broken in multiple spots, required multiple surgeries to fix all the damage. Even though I had a lot of bone breakage, the soft tissue bruising was far...
03-18-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 57
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Posted By Rage

Thatís promising. In my case, the entire arm...

Thatís promising.
In my case, the entire arm had to be immobilized and I had no use of it whatsoever as I had to wait for the muscles, nerves, tendons, arteries, veins and bones to knit back...
03-18-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,050
Posted By ooga-booga

broke it about 15 years ago. showers...

broke it about 15 years ago. showers were...interesting and pullover shirts gave way to buttondowns. immobilizing the area as much as possible and sleeping on my back had things much better in two...
03-18-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,050
Posted By Rage

Yes, muscle atrophy is something you might want...

Yes, muscle atrophy is something you might want to be aware of. And by that, I mean avoid if possible.
I was a young, fit kid when I lost the use of my right arm for a few months. After a couple...
03-18-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,050
Posted By Phil_gretz

I had a daughter break a collarbone in a soccer...

I had a daughter break a collarbone in a soccer fall. It was a decade ago. She missed an entire season. Her bone likely mended faster than yours will. Ask your doctor and follow his/her advice.
03-18-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,050
Posted By Chuckles1

Doctor or physical therapist might recommend...

Doctor or physical therapist might recommend electrical muscle stimulator to keep muscles from atrophy. Best to start ASAP if it fits your situation.
03-18-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,050
Posted By _ForceD_

Well...I havenít broken a collar bone. But, I did...

Well...I havenít broken a collar bone. But, I did need to have surgery for a torn rotator cuff several years ago in my early 50s. (And have had numerous other sidelining injuries/surgeries.) As an...
03-18-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,050
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Did you talk to your healthcare provider about...

Did you talk to your healthcare provider about this? Seems like a good place to start. Never broke a clavicle, but have had a few a-c separations, one of which was severe enough for surgery, which...
03-17-21, 05:36 PM
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Posted By Drillium Dude

Bummer! Get well soon :) DD

Bummer! Get well soon :)

DD
03-17-21, 12:29 PM
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Views: 389
Posted By crowbike

Emergency presta adapter

Most are probably aware of this hack:
https://antranik.org/how-to-make-a-presta-valve-adapter-in-a-few-seconds/
03-16-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,115
Posted By DorkDisk

That's looking good. 90s MTBs used a blend of...

That's looking good. 90s MTBs used a blend of black and silver, so some mixing is ok IMO. Don't forget to treat the inside of the frame for rust, as this is pretty thin steel. These can be fairly...
03-15-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 684
Posted By pdlamb

If you're installing something like a cartridge...

If you're installing something like a cartridge BB that'll last years, and you don't pull it out annually (and why should you, it ain't broke?), grease can dissipate and leave you with a rusted-in...
03-14-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By cxwrench

To actually answer your question, yes...English...

To actually answer your question, yes...English thread.
03-12-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 635
Posted By cybirr

Amateurs... both of you.

Amateurs... both of you.
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