|It wasn't a tornado....||wanna_be_faster|
Nov 1, 2002 1:04 PM
|My buddies have compared it to the classic "piece of straw through the telephone pole" thing.
I hit an allen wrench with my front tire, it bounced into just the right position, then impaled my rear tire and rim.
Anyone know how I can get ahold of MAtrix? Maybe I can snivel a new rim out of them....
|re: It wasn't a tornado....||Caseysdad|
Nov 1, 2002 1:10 PM
|Wow! Nothing personal, but remind me to never, ever ride behind you.|
|re: No Freebie||teoteoteo|
Nov 1, 2002 1:28 PM
|Seen that happen before except the wheel was a Spinergy and it was a nail. As for Matrix, it is a Trek rim...an older one so there is not anything they can do for you. It was bad luck....|
|Now that's talent! (nm)||DeRanger|
Nov 1, 2002 1:32 PM
|re: That's just wrong...||Akirasho|
Nov 1, 2002 1:40 PM
|... suggest you offer up sacrifices to your nearest cycling gods before it's too late!
Remain In Light.
Be the bike.
|another reason to wear a helmet.....nm||african|
Nov 1, 2002 1:40 PM
|if it went through the rim ...||weiwentg|
Nov 1, 2002 3:27 PM
|it could very well have gone through helmet AND skull, to say nothing of one's eye.
but still, always wear a helmet.
|That's friggin' amazing! (nm)||look271|
Nov 1, 2002 3:12 PM
|What were you doing riding in your toolbox?||Ahimsa|
Nov 1, 2002 4:44 PM
|That my friend is a free work of art. Hang it on the shop wall in a shadow box with an engraved plaque explaining the circumstances.
Beauty so rare.
The physics of it all.
|case for X-files (nm)||Scottland|
Nov 1, 2002 5:27 PM
|and, it still holds air!!!! ;-) NM||Spunout|
Nov 1, 2002 5:30 PM
|Wow! You accidentally discovered the "Tube-otomy"||Matno|
Nov 1, 2002 7:23 PM
|Anyone remember Phineas Gage?|
|At least you hit something metal...||hycobob|
Nov 1, 2002 8:54 PM
|I ran over a single blue paper towel and it tore my derailer off. The other collateral damages were 3 frame bends and 1 nasty ding/gouged seatstay, 1 broken Ultegra brake caliper, 4 broken spokes, and 1 Conti GP tire. Your suffering was small...live with it and swear quietly each time you reach for an Allen wrench.|
|WOOHOO! Free Allen Wrench! (nm)||dave_w|
Nov 2, 2002 12:26 PM