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How lucky was I?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 8 Oct 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ....riding along today I noticed my bars were loose & out of line with the front wheel....I had been messing with it two days ago and clearly hadn't set them back correctly I thought. I pulled over and reached for the multi tool. The top screw into the stem was done up but not tightly at all...BUT the two side screws were not done up at all!

    I had ridden all of last nights loop (including a 61km/hr downhill run) in th edark, and todays loop . It was in effect just the loosely fastened top screw that held it reasonably together and stopped it turning completely sideways.
    ...coming off on that hill at that speed with my weight doesnt bear thinking about.
     
  2. lardarse rider

    lardarse rider Well-Known Member

    Very lucky and initially very silly. Still no harm done and you won't make that mistake again.
     
  3. ChrisW

    ChrisW Senior Member

    "To be a rock and not to roll"

    God is cleary on the side of Led Zeppelin fans and with the luck you have at the moment, you might even get a ticket.:biggrin:
     
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Ohh dear, makes you think....

    My commuter recently had a self undoing quick release...... did up the front wheel, rode off, then happened to look down and the QR had undone, stopped, did up again, then watched it come undone...mad - spiralled it tight and rode home... since replaced with anti theft ones....
     
  5. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    Oops. that reminds me of when i took my bike to the shop after recently removing my wheels to get it in the car. rode all the way to the shop and when i got there the bloke said, "it's always a good idea to turn your brakes back on luv"

    oops:eek: :biggrin: