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want to see what happens when handlebars rip up your leg?(26 posts)

want to see what happens when handlebars rip up your leg?DougSloan
Feb 20, 2003 2:06 PM
A local Cat 1 crashed in a crit, and his broken handlebars ripped up his calf pretty bad -- ugly:

I could have gone all week without seeing that.brider
Feb 20, 2003 2:11 PM
And I thought watching the surgery channel during dinner was bad.
That's even nastier than mine ...Humma Hah
Feb 20, 2003 2:14 PM
I had a grip come off of my enduro motorcycle once during a crash, and the hollow end of the bars put a check-mark slash in my left thigh about 2" x 1". My jeans had a tear that matched it exactly.

At least my bars didn't snap and form a weapon that resembles the broken-off end of a beer bottle!
good argument for carbon bars? nmDougSloan
Feb 20, 2003 5:24 PM
You've broken carbon ...Humma Hah
Feb 20, 2003 5:31 PM
... the ends give sharp and dangerous a whole new meaning.

The cruiser's bars are polyester-filled steel tubing, the only method I've found for keeping them from breaking. However, I doubt it would have stopped your friend's accident, which looks torsion-induced instead of bending-induced.
it was sort of fuzzy at the break nmDougSloan
Feb 20, 2003 8:22 PM
re: want to see what happens when handlebars rip up your leg?No_sprint
Feb 20, 2003 2:18 PM
Nasty stuff... Man oh man. Pics have a serious masochistic flavor to them.

Off subject question for you Doug. I remember you saying you use Assos Chamois Creme. Where's the cheapest place to buy it that you know of?
Chamois Butt'r at LBS nmDougSloan
Feb 20, 2003 5:23 PM
None of the shops in my town even know what it is...ACE-
Feb 20, 2003 6:29 PM
At least they didn't last year when I checked!
here you goDougSloan
Feb 20, 2003 8:21 PM
At least the bar was cleaned up for the pic...PdxMark
Feb 20, 2003 2:33 PM
where did they find that loose piece???
I wonder if they x-rayed his calf to make sure no pieces...Bruno S
Feb 20, 2003 2:48 PM
we left inside. If the bars were carbon maybe doctors would have to dig around for small fragments.
Looks like an aluminum bar to me...Cheezhead
Feb 20, 2003 7:56 PM
Really nasty!

Say Cheez
Then people ask why cyclists shave their legs. nmBruno S
Feb 20, 2003 9:29 PM
Thats some pretty nice stitch work....n.m.koala
Feb 21, 2003 3:36 AM
That is the best reason to shave your legs. Which bars? nmSpunout
Feb 21, 2003 4:26 AM
not sureDougSloan
Feb 21, 2003 7:05 AM
Not sure of make of bars, however, this rider uses no "stupid light" stuff at all. He's an animal, and could ride well on anything.

BTW, someone else took him out; not his fault.

why didn't he have bar tape?cyclopathic
Feb 21, 2003 8:10 AM
I might be wrong it doesn't look bar was ever wrapped
Brian was more than likey using 3T bars!......Morgan
Feb 21, 2003 3:21 PM

Normally rides with TTT Prima bars, I think. He was on a Serotta with DA groupo, Not the type of individual to choose lightweight stuff over strength. On our team Brain is the Alpha Dog and if he goes down he will go all the way down with the ship so to speak. Great racer, I have learned a great deal from him. He hopes to be back in six weeks racing.

hey MorganDougSloan
Feb 21, 2003 3:24 PM
Did you do Dinuba?
Feb 21, 2003 4:37 AM
wuss. nmcollinsc
Feb 21, 2003 9:20 AM
mmmm...carnage! nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 21, 2003 7:21 AM
follow up...DougSloan
Feb 21, 2003 7:28 AM
He also broke his thumb really bad, and needs an operation. He's not going to do it, though, because he says he's in too good of shape, and doesn't want to take time off the bike. Apparently, the leg gash isn't slowing him down.

Like I said, he's an animal.

follow up...noveread
Feb 21, 2003 7:34 AM
Not going to do it? What would happen to the thumb if he crashed again? We're not talking Tyler and the Giro here...

Ouch, can't let the wife see that or no more racing for me... nmnoveread
Feb 21, 2003 7:33 AM