Questions tagged [crash]

Crash - a collision with something else that damaged the bike or the rider.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
3answers
194 views

Front wheel skewer snapped

I bought a cheapish (£350) hybrid bike to use during lockdown. I covered about 350 miles (560 km) on tarmac and pavement. 8 months ago i was riding, about 11k into the journey and was on a tarmac ...
2
votes
5answers
261 views

Would It be fatally dangerous to ride with this dent [Pictures]?

Hello fellow cyclists, I have had a crash recently and there's a minor dent at the top tube. The manufacturer (Canyon) is telling me it'll take them 8 weeks to make an appointment for me to replace ...
6
votes
2answers
973 views

Post crash damage assessment: can I keep this carbon fork and this front wheel?

Today I crashed. I had to slam the brakes hard downhill as to avoid a worse crash. Split second decision, it's the way I explain it. As a consequence I went over the handlebars. Landed not too poorly, ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Falling over on carbon frame bike -- likely to cause damage?

As per my last post, I'm learning how to use clipless shoes. First 3 days of practice went fine, but on the 4th I came to a stop and couldn't get my foot out in time -- in truth, I got one foot out, ...
12
votes
1answer
1k views

What do I do when I am unsure if a carbon fiber component is safe to use or needs replacing or repairing?

Intended as a canonical answer to the many questions we have about damage to carbon parts. It is well known that carbon fiber parts can be damaged and fail, and carbon parts can be fragile when ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Front Fork Won't Stay Centered

I got hit by a car and it damaged the front wheel and fork. I took my bike (canyon inflite AL) into a store and they ordered a replacement fork and wheel. The problem is they had to replace one of the ...
8
votes
1answer
281 views

Examples of disc brakes causing injury in pro races

Before disc brakes became UCI legal there was a lot of people arguing that they were more dangerous than standard v brakes in bunch races. Often it was highlighted that a very hot spinning metal disc ...
10
votes
4answers
1k views

What's the proper science-driven way to treat mild scrapes/abrasions (that have a bit of dirt in them) from a mountain biking crash?

I tried to research this using search engines and found such a random variety of recommendations. Some were saying to make sure you have your tetanus booster while others were citing a study that ...
4
votes
2answers
948 views

Replacing Ultegra R8000 'long cage' derailleur (crash repair advice)

Today I did the unthinkable and crashed my pride and joy, a 2018 Specialized Roubaix comp. It's completely my fault I was commuting to work and in my pre caffeine state rode through what I thought was ...
8
votes
3answers
853 views

Total brake failure - trying to understand what happened

As I've mentioned elsewhere I recently had quite a bad crash - broken collarbone, shoulderblade, and a rib. The circumstances are rather unusual: both brakes failed totally. Crash details for those ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How can I check whether a fork is bent

In the case of a crash hard enough to buckle a strong front wheel, how should the fork alignment be checked. The bike is a steel tourer and pretty tough.
10
votes
5answers
3k views

Frame failure sudden death?

I had a serious accident, my fork suddenly snapped when riding. I sent my bike for repair (to get a new fork installed) and the guys at the shop hammered the frame in place, as apparently the frame ...
2
votes
1answer
207 views

Replacing Raleigh record ace forks circa 1978

I wrecked my bike 7 years ago, in a bad crash. I rode home in shock. I went through a lot. I replaced the tires, tubes, wheels and brakes. The forks are bent and at higher speeds there is some weird ...
3
votes
3answers
479 views

Locknut on threaded headset doesn't tighten

It's a second hand bicycle that I've owned for a short time, but the problems seem to have started after a crash. The headset started to rattle, and I didn't have a tool to tighten it, so I would just ...
8
votes
2answers
4k views

Is it safe to use a bike tire that was on a wheel that got tacod?

My bike recently got into a crash (I was not on it) and both wheels were taco'd. Is it safe to take the tires off and use them on a different wheel? What could go wrong and what should I look out for?
5
votes
3answers
3k views

Safety guidelines when using MTB clipless pedals on a road bike

Yesterday, I went for a ride and my legs felt really great (hadn't been cycling for about 2 weeks) so when I was climbing on a hill, I decided to go on a full blown sprint and unfortunately... somehow ...
7
votes
4answers
5k views

Bending back a bent head tube - is it worth trying?

I have a bike that was in a major front end collision (I T-boned a car). The frame is steel and the bike bent at the head tube, the welds seem to be fine. Pictures below. I am fully aware the ...
8
votes
8answers
659 views

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 ...