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Freestyle "Endo" on Roadbike(4 posts)

Freestyle "Endo" on Roadbikefunknuggets
Jul 10, 2002 6:17 AM
A new warning message to those on these dangerous roads. Yet another thing to beware of when putting in those miles. I was riding with 4 other guys the other day and zipped through an intersection and one of the guys in front of me ran over a bungee cord (one with the hooks) and one edge of it flopped up and grabbed onto one of my spokes, despite my attempt to miss it. It proceeded to flip around, grab onto the fork and wrap itself about six times around the axle before it brought me to an abrupt stop, a viscious endo that I skipped on the front wheel about three feet and luckily snapped out of the pedal and got a leg down before falling. No major damage, a scrape on the spoke and a small one on the fork... so could have been UGLY!!!
that's worse thanMJ
Jul 10, 2002 7:19 AM
hitting a crushed/flattened coke can in a high speed turn!
It happened to me, too.Fredrico
Jul 10, 2002 7:20 AM
About 10 years ago, on a rousing group ride, everything going great, we all came around a right turn. "Watch out for that coat hanger," one of us said, as my chain picked it up and wrapped it around the freewheel. I too came to an abrupt stop. The hanger had grabbed the rear derailleur and tried to wrap it around the freewheel, too, destroying the derailleur and bending the frame. Bummer. But eventually the frame got straightened and I'm still riding the bike.

Sometimes stuff just happens. Yes, it could have been ugly.

You're luckyfiltersweep
Jul 10, 2002 7:47 AM
Don't you love it when something "bad" happens and someone says "you're lucky" ??

My father STILL has a beard... it's been 15-20 years since a stick flipped up into the spokes of the front wheel and did him in. He lost a bunch of teeth, had his face a bit messed up. I woke up to blood all over the bathroom with a note to go to the neighbors (he was at the hospital).

It's amazing that with oversized QR skewers and the pedals the kind of wreck you can get in these days without a scratch on the frame.