Not with a whimper, but with a bang

by ourmaninthenorth   March 30, 2009  

Which is the noise made as this rim gave out (thankfully, while still at home before heading out on a club ride yesterday).

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yikes! just as well you weren't trying to nail a fast descent then! note to self: new rim with wear indicator Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7855 posts]
30th March 2009 - 10:36


"Giving out" seems a bit of an understatement

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4201 posts]
30th March 2009 - 10:37


Went off like a gunshot.

Mind you, I did record a new max HR....

posted by ourmaninthenorth [93 posts]
30th March 2009 - 14:08


It happened to me once on my mountain bike in the Peaks- downhill rocky trail - BANG - like a shotgun going off - then oh s**t head first into a drystone wall - no control as tyre & tube fight to see which is going to make the biggest tangled mess - outcome dented helmet (never ride without one now!!) dislocated thumb, torn waterproof (new) knackered tyre. All in all an expensive episode. Went for ceramic rims after that (was before discs were comon place). Sounds like man from the north had a lucky escape. Keep checkin' 'em. Mind you that rim didn't seen too worn

posted by Simon [59 posts]
30th March 2009 - 19:34