Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
Reload this Page >

What'd I do wrong on this conversion?

Notices
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

What'd I do wrong on this conversion?

Old 07-28-08, 09:06 AM
  #51  
santaanna's leg
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 108
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
Details of the crash please. and what caused it.
It was a right turning lane situation. There was construction at the beginning of the turning lane. As I was going around the concrete barrier, a car darted into the turning lane. I tried to slow and go on his left, but couldn't pull it off and went over the top of the car.

It's a move I've made a thousand times on a traditional bike, but I hadn't adapted to a fixed gear yet and I didn't make the proper reaction.

I messed the guy's car up pretty bad. Luckily the guy has a $300 deductible instead of a $500, so it's a little cheaper for me.
santaanna's leg is offline  
Old 07-28-08, 09:11 AM
  #52  
elTwitcho
Live without dead time
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,136
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What happened? That sucks man, glad you're ok

EDIT: nm, heard what happened. Glad you're alright

DOUBLE EDIT: Woah woah woah, why are you paying for him cutting you off?

Last edited by elTwitcho; 07-28-08 at 09:16 AM.
elTwitcho is offline  
Old 07-28-08, 09:33 AM
  #53  
santaanna's leg
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 108
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by elTwitcho View Post
DOUBLE EDIT: Woah woah woah, why are you paying for him cutting you off?
Cops came. Decided it was my fault. Issued me a citation, so I'm liable.
santaanna's leg is offline  
Old 07-28-08, 09:35 AM
  #54  
SingleSpeeDemon
Team Sohoku
 
SingleSpeeDemon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Not where I want to be.
Posts: 2,005

Bikes: BMC, Cannondale, '87 Nishiki Modulus, 3Rensho Keirin

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by santaanna's leg View Post
Cops came. Decided it was my fault. Issued me a citation, so I'm liable.
Were the cops there to see what transpired? I didn't think so. I'd talk to an attorney if I were you.
SingleSpeeDemon is offline  
Old 07-28-08, 09:37 AM
  #55  
santaanna's leg
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 108
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by SingleSpeeDemon View Post
Were the cops there to see what transpired? I didn't think so. I'd talk to an attorney if I were you.
Over $300 I don't think it's worth it. I kinda agree it's my responsibility to get stopped in that situation anyway.
santaanna's leg is offline  
Old 07-28-08, 10:10 AM
  #56  
santaanna's leg
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 108
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Someone just told me that I should expect the guy's insurance company to come after me for the total damage amount?

Anyone have any experience here that can confirm this?
santaanna's leg is offline  
Old 07-28-08, 10:14 AM
  #57  
Media
Captian
 
Media's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 32

Bikes: 1967 Raligh Road bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I dislike the color of your wall.

Oh, burn.

Nice bike though, I would get cages, but that has been said.
Media is offline  
Old 07-28-08, 10:15 AM
  #58  
santaanna's leg
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 108
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Media View Post
I dislike the color of your wall.
FWIW, that picture is in my office at work.
santaanna's leg 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 - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.