Re: [CR]Rite of passage #2

Example: Component Manufacturers:Chater-Lea

Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2007 06:26:01 -0400
From: James Swan <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Rite of passage #2
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To: Donald Gillies <>
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OK here is another variation on that theme and it happens fairly regularly:

Rider attempts to glove rear tire and gets hand stuck between tire surface and back of seat tube. The surface of the tire is sucking the rider's hand into the narrow V between the wheel and the seat tube. It is pretty difficult to yank one's hand out. Of course this also locks the rear wheel. One would think that is might be a controllable situation but I've never seen anybody ride it out. I guess thats because they didn't see it coming.

The way to prevent this is to always reach around behind your leg, not between your legs. Fixed gear riders pretty much have no choice but to do it the right way. Lots of guys catch the brake bridge with their thumb as a way to keep their hand out of that evil spot.

I still see guys doing it the wrong way all the time.

Jamie Swan Centerport Cycles Inc. 245 Main St. Northport, N.Y., U.S.A. 11768 631-262-0909 (mapped)

On Jul 3, 2007, at 12:39 AM, Donald Gillies wrote:
> ok, i cannot believe i'm admitting it, but here it is :
> coming home from college one day, i rode my SEKAI 2500 through a pile
> of broken glass. Like an experienced italian road racer, i reached
> down with my gloved hand to wipe the glass from my front tire... but
> what...??? Buon Signore!
> My hand was not gloved, so i decided to use my shoe and stick it
> against the tire, behind the fork. My resulting 360 over the
> handlebars scared the pizza man (looking out the window at me) more
> than it scared me, at 5mph. I landed on my backpack without even
> touching my helmet (at usual, in 33 years of riding and after
> countless accidents, my helmet has NEVER gotten hit ...) Even the
> fork was unscathed! Still, don't try this at home ...
> - Don Gillies
> San Diego, CA, USA