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Just suffered my first dose of road rash(2 posts)

Just suffered my first dose of road rashMichaelM
Sep 5, 2003 9:21 AM
Following on from my recent post on crashing every 3000 miles or so, I managed to reach 1532 before getting marked up.

Coming out of a shallow trough, I stood up to maintain my speed, somehow my chain seemed to slip or jump, as if I had suddenly gone into my largest gear, this somehow caused my foot to uncleat and I ended up on the tarmac.

What surprised me most was the heavy thud of my helmet on the road, I was quite shocked by that.

They say every cloud has a silver lining - I reckon I've shaved at least a gram off each of my shifters. I now need to tighten the LH side as it's abit loose. Do I need to unwrap the bars to do this?? I know I know - www.parktool.com :-)

Michael
Was this just after...CHRoadie
Sep 5, 2003 10:15 AM
you hooked a pedestrian's lunch bag and had Iban Mayo run over your chain stay? It's been known to happen.