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My doing, but 100 miles out of this Axial Pro(4 posts)

My doing, but 100 miles out of this Axial ProCrankist
Jan 27, 2002 8:47 AM
It is never my desire to raise the blood pressure others, so the behaviorial shortcomings of a
supremely ignorant city bike trail user will go unmentioned. However, I found myself in a panic
stop situation, locking up the back wheel, leaning hard on the front, and swerving left to avoid
someone just craving an extended hospital stay. The rear tire now has a deep flat about 4" long,
a candidate for the scrap pile which is usually reserved those with at least 1400 miles. Important
to this post (in spite of the obvious contradiction) is a mention of the wonderful traction these tires
afforded. An amazingly quick right after avoidance kept me on the trail and still rolling - a feat I'm not
sure many tires would have allowed.
Since he looked at me as if it were my fault, I am left wondering if I should have turned right around,
scraped up my precious rubber bits, and squished them right in his face ala James Cagney w/ the grapefruit.

This Bites, Mike
re: My doing, but 100 miles out of this Axial ProTJeanloz
Jan 27, 2002 8:53 AM
I was once showing off on the Boulder Creek Path with a pair of not-so-new Axial Pro's; I put the bike into a long two-wheel skid with a 180 degree turn that stopped with the near simultaneous blowout of the front and rear tires.

I felt really cool right up to the moment that the tires blew...then I felt like an idiot.
this bites, part 2merckx56
Jan 27, 2002 9:31 AM
almost got hit by some dickweed college kid running a stop sign in the neighborhood this morning, on the way to the group ride. locked up and slid, flat spotting a brand new (just out of the box) vittoria open corsa, all the way to the cords! the little bastard didn't even stop! kind of rode under a cloud of anger for the next two hours!
You were blowing a stop sign too, weren't you?Alex-in-Evanston
Jan 28, 2002 10:51 AM
Tell the truth. That was a 4 way stop wasn't it?