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Questions tagged [accidents]

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Right hook accident scenario: who is at fault?

I just got into a collision with a biker while driving my car. I have read a lot about these types of accidents, but none quite cover the circumstances that were present in my case and I’m wondering ...
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How do I stop people blaming me for a crash?

I regualrly communte to work in central London and am a careful cyclist. I am a quite guy and mind my own business - I hardly talk and try not to get into confrontations. The other week I was involved ...
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Are recumbents more fatal in an accident than a regular bicycle?

I noticed a bunch of people riding recumbents a few days ago, as well as upright bikes, for an event happening in my town. What struck me was the low ride height and poor visibility (by others) of ...
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Insect stings while bike riding

This year, whilst bike riding, I was stung two times by insects, one time a bee and once by a wasp (most likely; I didn't see it but from the feeling, size and heat of the stung area I can't think of ...
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How serious is the dent on alu frame?

I have crashed on my cyclocross bike and got a dent on it's alu frame. I don't see cracks. How serious is this dent? Can it lead frame to suddenly fail?
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Homemade handlebar tape?

Because road bikes are usually ridden on smooth surfaces, the pedals scraping against the asphalt/gravel/cobblesones/tree roots/sand/mud/dead branches seem to protect the frame and drivetrain against ...
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Can this bent (after crash) rigid steel fork get repaired?

I have this EBS (unknown model please help) rigid steel frame bike. Due to a recent crash, the fork was bent backwards and a little bit to the right, at the bottom bearing in the headset: Front View:...
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Is it possible to repair a dent on frame?

Hi, I found today dent on down tube (13/14cm from head tube). I have two questions: Is it possible to repair the frame? Is it safe to ride the bike after this Main frame is aluminum. The dent is ...
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Help identifying problem with bike crankset/bottom bracket

A few days ago I took a fall going down hill after hitting a large pothole. I fell on my right side, which if you didn't know is the side that contains the chain and gears on most bikes. Looking at my ...
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Is there a way to remember pedal, crank position before taking sharp turns

I had a nasty tumble yesterday when doing a sharp right turn into a side road. A car was giving way to me at the junction. I turned right and I was basically thrown of my bike. flipped onto my left ...
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Re-learning how to corner aggressively at speed after bad experiences

I'm not quite sure if this should somehow be broken up into two questions, but what can one do to take sharp corners at speed effectively, especially when you're nervous after having bad experiences ...
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Rekindling a love for cycling after an accident

How can one "start" to love cycling as a hobby again after losing interest in it after having bad experience(s)? — Since having a car-on-bike accident and subsequently not riding for quite some ...
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Nearly getting hit by reckless vehicles. What can be done? [duplicate]

Today I nearly got hit by a driver not paying attention: I was stopped, waiting to turn right. She was turning right off the road. She did not indicate. It was a quiet residential area, daylight. ...
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How to approach driver after near-miss? [duplicate]

I have plenty of near-miss incidents. Most of the time I just awkwardly cycling along with the 'near-miss' driver* (urban, so plenty of traffic lights). And it truly feels awkward! This time I tried ...
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Is bicycle Helmet really effective? [duplicate]

Sorry I am new in bicycling , but I think the head is least like to be in contact with any other things during crash normally down from head rather the head might come in contact in other vectors . ...
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What percent of crashes are due to bicycle failure?

I find myself avoiding steep/fast downhills. Not because I'm afraid I'll lose control, but because something might happen to my bike that will send me face-first into the pavement. Are there any ...
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Lessons from downhill crash

I was taking my usual morning ride before dawn on an 'adventure' road bike. It is a very steep hill with bends (Ditchling Beacon, East Sussex, England). I was descending and noticed (too late) some ...
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How to get back into racing after an accident

I had an accident where I broke my collarbone. I was totally out of cycling for 13 weeks. Before the accident I was racing in local MTB races. I'm still an amateur but I had good endurance to be a ...
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Weird gear ratio for a couple of seconds after crash

Just yesterday, I was riding my mountain bike along a sidewalk and out of nowhere hit a stop sign pole mounted in the middle of the side walk. I guess that’s what happens when you get too preoccupied ...
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Hit by a vehicle at a crosswalk

This happened today in L.A. county in los angeles (just outside culver city). I was walking my bicycle down the sidewalk on the left side of the road, saw the green light and white pedestrian icon. I ...
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Recovering COnfidence after bike fall [duplicate]

It's been 3 months since my bike accident, I've had at least 10 critical accidents. Sometimes I don't even know how I am alive. Recently, I had a bike crash when going down the hill which broke of 2 ...
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Goofy bike lane configuration right-of-way

I was riding down the bike lane when a car hit me from the side with it's side. I ended up being drug about 30" or so before she came to a stop. I dont know her side of the story yet because I have ...
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Protective Gloves for bmx / trials

I'm just back from hospital! I was having fun in a skatepark with my trials bike, and something quite unfortunate happened. Basically, my thumb flexed the wrong way around. That won't stop me ...
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What should downhill technical stance look like? [duplicate]

Today I was riding a XC mountain bike down a semi-steep mountain with some big bumps and tight turns. I had me seat all the way down, was standing with knees bent, and correct stance like it should be....
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Full helmet (BMX) for Commuting, what is the current 2014 opinion?

So, back 15 years ago, I think wearing helmet is kinda hype. I started wearing cycling helmet around 10 years ago seeing how dangerous cycling on the road is. Just recently I got in an accident ...
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Gear to protect against hand injury in a crash

I commute to work a few miles on my bike in the city. Today someone walked out in front of me and I squeezed the brakes too hard and went over the handlebars. I suffered a mild elbow fracture ...
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I need to change my fork after having an accident with my bike

I need help as I need to change the fork for my bike (Ridgeback Speed 2013 Womens Hybrid Bike) I live in London and I went to few shops but in all of them they need to order the fork and it will cost ...
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Getting back on the bike after bad fall, how do I get over my fear? [duplicate]

On Nov of last year I had a bad stupid crash that broke 2 of my front teeth and left one loose. I was descending from a very rocky steep hill and my wheel got locked, threw me off my bike straight to ...
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Recovering confidence after a fall

One month has passed since I fell on a mountain bike trip. The accident wasn't critical, it just left a huge scratch. The accident happened during a fast descent when my front tire hit a little crack. ...
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Front Fork Bent After Crash

I had a little spill after stupidly riding in the dark through a park (my light had just broke the same day), and I didn't have enough time to react, leading to a head on collision at about 27km/h ...
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What to do after an accident with a child?

I was biking home last night and had a minor bike accident with a child of around 12 or 13. It was around 6pm on a mixed use pedestrian+bike path and completely dark, with little lighting on the path. ...
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Should I fight a ticket I got for riding my bicycle in a crosswalk? [closed]

I was riding my bicycle home. I live on a one way and was waiting in the crosswalk while oncoming traffic down the one-way was green. This was at a 4 way intersection. There was no oncoming traffic ...
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You just had an accident, what's next?

This question pretty well covers what to do when you collide with a vehicle. But how do you best handle the following situations: You are a biker and you hit a pedestrian You are a biker and you ...
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Is it possible to repair a dent on an aluminium frame?

I have Centurion Cyclo Cross 4000 bike. Recently I got into an accident with a car door. As a result I have a significant dent on my frame(see the photos below). I have two questions: Is it possible ...
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After an accident, what next?

Cycling home in the dark a car pulled across me to enter a super market car park. Apparently the car that let him cross didn't remove their full beam so he didn't see me in the cycle lane and I hit ...
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How could I have avoided this accident?

On Sunday I wanted to use my free day and I planned to do a half-day ride with my mountain bike. The weather wasn't really good, but at least it wasn't raining as the days before. I rode up a ...
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Regaining confidence to ride after an accident

I was able to put my best friend on bike. Things went well for a several months. Then, unfortunately she was caught in an accident (the one caused by the so-called "target fixation"). Fortunately, she ...
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What to do after an accident?

This morning I almost witnessed an accident. I was a couple of hundred metres behind the incident but arrived at the scene when a pedestrian was picking a bike from the middle of the road, a ...