First crash of the season; about 25 miles into Saturday’s ride I hung up the front wheel on the trolley tracks downtown and went over sideways. Ouch. The bike is fine, but I left most of the skin from my left knee on the pavement.

Good times.

7 Responses to “Crash”

  1. Pitt says:

    If its any consolation, I only have a marginally effective front brake and no rear brake on my bike. So, when going downhill, I have essentially the braking effectiveness of dragging my feet. Luckily I mostly ride on a deserted trail.

  2. matt says:

    I love that you own three dozen mostly-disassembled cars and can’t be bothered to fix your brakes.

    Then again, I’ve got three or four bikes and haven’t bothered replacing the battery in the Matador that gave up two summers ago.

  3. Pitt says:

    Well, the brakes all work on the cars that I drive.

    The rear brakes on the bike are a bit complicated…the rim is bent, so when I apply the brakes the pads hit the tires. I had the rim straightened, but it bent again. I think the metal there is weak. So, I really need a new rim in order to make the brakes work right, and that’s a bit of cash.

    Still haven’t found a good home for el Matador? I’d try ebay, honestly.

  4. Kevin says:

    Pitt, for the love of all things, tell me what you need and we can get you a rim and some brakes. Pretty sure you can handle the install, you are some kind of engineer right?

  5. Pitt says:

    I can get them locally, I just haven’t had the time.

    Time for another lunchtime bike ride of DEATH!!

  6. matt says:

    I think you’re going to need to retrue those wheels.

  7. matt says:

    (Oh, and public service announcement: Don’t do a GIS for “bicycle death”. I should know better.)

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