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Massive newbie mistake... anyone a bigger idiot?

Old 06-28-19, 07:25 PM
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Yeah, I think I might've done the bar plug thing... once.

Way to make yourself feel like a dickhead.
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Old 06-28-19, 07:26 PM
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Wow, this thread is really bringing the woe.
... and the "whoa."
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Old 07-03-19, 11:10 PM
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Installed new, wider wheels which required a full brake adjustment with new pads. Did the entire adjustment and a 10 mile test ride and only upon putting the bike away did I realize I did the rear brake adjustment with the caliper quick release open.
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Old 07-04-19, 08:09 AM
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When I was new to clipless I remember trying to clip out but just couldn't, and just fell over at a stop light. It was pretty dang embarrassing lol.
Did that and broke my hip! Doc said I hit just right.18 yrs ago and still riding and boy am I tired. Ha Ha hoho
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Old 07-04-19, 09:59 AM
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Got to the event with the bike on the roof rack only to discover that the key to the roof rack was on the other key ring, still at home.
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Old 07-04-19, 10:38 AM
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How about more than one mistake with the same thing?

Went mtn biking with a buddy, drove to the trailhead, and in pulling the bike off the fork-mount rack I twisted the handlebars, breaking a dropout in half.

Years later,

I installed a crown race on a new fork by bracing it on the concrete floor, crushing the dropouts.
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Old 07-04-19, 11:39 AM
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Similar to the OP,

on a long, steep & brutal mtn bike climb- a fire road but washed out so quite technical-

I red-lined it almost all the way to the top & realized that I had been in the middle ring.
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