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The Steel gods have placed a curse on me(5 posts)

The Steel gods have placed a curse on meFender
Mar 31, 2003 9:07 AM
For about two years I rode a steel Ciocc. Zero accidents. Last year I moved up to aluminum. For the first 6 months it went pretty well, then I got hit by a car. Frame was okay, but since it was a little too big for me I decided to get a new one. I buy a C-dale caad4 (used, but new to me). In two months that I have been riding it, I have gone down 3 times. First I hit a wet railroad track and slide out. Second my bike stalled and I tipped over before I could unclip and injured my wrist (serious injury) and on Saturday my rear wheel can loose as I test rode by bike up a hill (only suffered minor road rash).

Have the steel gods condemned me to a life of enternal crashing because I sold out to aluminum? Can I go to a witch doctor and have them expel the evil spirits who poses by bike?
Yes they have, and especially because...merckx56
Mar 31, 2003 9:46 AM
you went from a steel euro rig to an alu C'dale! Get a steel frame and things will be square with the Gods!
gods???you shoud know there is only one god of steel!the bull
Mar 31, 2003 11:48 AM
And yes he is pissed sneaking off to titanium is acceptable but aluminum no way you shall be punished!!!!!
Too much yang.Spoke Wrench
Mar 31, 2003 11:54 AM
You don't have to give up riding aluminum bikes, you just have to regain the balance of new vs. retro that you had previously. Try wearing itchy wool clothing. My bet is that will do it.
Too much yang.toomanybikes
Apr 1, 2003 11:23 AM
I wear itchy wool clothing and ride a steel bike ( with down-tube shifters), I musthave enough Yang to be able to offer some for trade!!