Friday, February 26, 2010

The result of a 50+ km/h crash

From the Australian Cycling Forums, Joel sent me this photo. I'm not sure how the rider is OK when I keep hurting myself in 5km/h crashes.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Exploding Carbon Wheel

Aaron just sent me a link to this YouTube video. It looks like the tire pops and them the wheel disintegrates. Amazing they stayed upright as long as they did.

Monday, February 22, 2010

In flight... pack you bikes safely

From Andrew:
Got my bike down to Wanaka, New Zealand for an Ironman last week and found only half a brake lever... don't think I packed it as well as I should have.

Replaced with alloy brake levers, I'm saying no to Carbon in the short term! Photos aren't the best, but you definitely get the gist!
Damn luggage handlers. I hope Andrew got it fixed in time to race.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I finally got a copy of my X-Rays! Here is why I hadn't been posting for a few weeks. Nothing is busted, but it sure did hurt.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

FSA Carbon Seatpost

From James:
FSA post on a Marin Mount Vision. Going over a fairly small (c.18” bump), seated and slow.... a little creak... then a full-scale snap! Just outside warranty too. And no, I didn’t impale anything!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Another broken handle bar

This one is from Chhristian. A Specialized FACT bar that looks like it was used with a bar end, but I'm not sure.

Friday, February 12, 2010

FSA K Wing

Mike sent me these photos, the result of slow speed (10mph) crash.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Colnago C50 Folding Bike

The splint if off my finger, so I'm back!

Here's a folding Colnago C50 that Christian sent me.

Monday, February 8, 2010

What's going on?

Sorry I haven't been posting. I dislocated my finger and I haven't really felt like typing. It's getting better, so expect new posts soon. Until then, check out these bike crash photos from Life magazine.