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ummm...holy ****

Old 04-03-09, 07:03 PM
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ummm...holy ****

https://www.valliecomponents.com/2009...-treat-my-hubs

"Well, it seems my test riders are doing their jobs.

I just got word from Morgan Taylor that he hucked himself (along with his Rocky Mtn. Boroughs) off a 16 set in East Van. How gnar is that? Apparently, he was hauling ass through a park, knowing there was a stair set coming up, but not knowing how big it was. He was going fast enough to be committed, and pulled up, making that leap of faith that is only familiar to BMXers, MTBers, backcountry skiers and snowboarders.

sed his rear wheel on the last step, and the front end of the bike came down HARD.

Total damage:

Rear Deep V pinched from stair impact
Front Deep V ovalized with ripples where the spokes pulled
Front fork (Bianchi Pista) has one leg bent forwards
Morgan's thumb is sprained, and he's banged up all over

I think he's still in shock. I made him ride back and take the picture of the stairs. Tim Wyatt's GTB is in there for scale. He measured it too. 8' overall height, 16 stairs at 6" each, 16' distance from the top stair to the bottom. I've witnessed some pretty ******** stunts on track bikes before, but this is probably the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

...oh yeah, the hub is fine. Morgan will be relacing it to another Deep V soon, and riding his track bike again once he finds another 1" fork."


daaaaaang
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thats NUTS
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Old 04-03-09, 07:15 PM
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That is pretty intense.

<----- I guess my avatar should apply as well to this.
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Old 04-03-09, 07:16 PM
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their hubs look so sex...
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Old 04-03-09, 07:18 PM
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how gnar is that?
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medium gnar.
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Old 04-03-09, 07:27 PM
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too much gnar, IMO
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Old 04-03-09, 07:30 PM
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So gnar it's gnar gnar.
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gnarwall!
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pfft. 16 is for skateboards
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shred the gnar brah
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Haha I can just imagine what was going through his head.
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Haha I can just imagine what was going through his head.

"Next time I'm going to use a brake!"
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Broken track bike trying to clear stairs. Go figure.
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Old 04-03-09, 10:33 PM
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Do we get pics of the bike?
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Old 04-03-09, 10:37 PM
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Aww yeah, hometown represent.

This is the best publicity you can get for the hubs.

EDIT: Local forum posting: https://www.fixedvancouver.com/Forums...ead.php?t=2749

Love how he puts up an wanted ad for a new fork with no mention (in the OP) of why. These are earned bragging rights, even if he didn't land it.

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Old 04-03-09, 11:34 PM
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what's there to brag about?
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If he had done it on a converted vintage cervelo that he had powdercoated pink with some purple V's and gold cranks I might be interested.
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i have yet to see any pics of the actual bike and or biker...but ill keep my eyes out just in case
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some photos of the damage, or it didn't happen.
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video or this is bull****. funny thing is, is you hipster *****es believe this ****
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Haha I can just imagine what was going through his head.
his handle bars.
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that was quite gnar.
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video or this is bull****. funny thing is, is you hipster *****es believe this ****
Hi. I updated the post with photos of the damage.
Since this article is getting pasted all over the blogs I feel I should clear some things up. I did not see this happen. I am on the other side of the continent. I DO believe Morgan when he tells me this story for many reasons. He is a very close friend and I have ridden with him a LOT. He has nothing to gain by lying to me. I know this sort of thing is well within his physical and mental capacity. He rides BMX and smoothly hits lines I will not. I also know that he rides near the limits dictated by physics half the time he is on a bicycle (track, BMX, mini, tall, etc). He does NOT have a camera crew follow him around to record his indiscretions on a bike. When he hurts himself it's often in traffic, and often when he is by himself. That actually worries me a lot. I am glad he is okay, and look forward to riding BMX with him when he comes to visit in NYC. His bike actually fared pretty well considering the size of the drop. I would attribute that to someone who knows what they're doing when airing and landing a bicycle.
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