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Old 05-25-21, 07:30 PM
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Ever have one of those days

... where you discover how much of an idiot you really are.





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Old 05-25-21, 07:32 PM
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You are very lucky the frame and fork appear to have escaped any major damage.

Touch it up, rebuild the wheel, count your blessings, and just keep in mind how much the Death Machine and bikes don't mix.

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Old 05-25-21, 07:57 PM
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My condolences. You might consider splurging on another bike to enjoy while you fix up the damaged one,
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Old 05-25-21, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by sced View Post
My condolences. You might consider splurging on another bike to enjoy while you fix up the damaged one,
Fortunately that is taken care. Dumb move on my part but at least the frame is ok.

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Old 05-25-21, 08:17 PM
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Ooooh yeah that's horrible.

You're to be commended for your selflessness, however. Taking the time to compose a near-perfect "under the truck" pic is very much appreciated.
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Old 05-25-21, 08:20 PM
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Far worse things could have happened. Count your blessings it was not something worse.

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Old 05-25-21, 08:33 PM
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Meh, just a minor bump...get out the spoke wrench...you can tension that rim back into shape...
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Old 05-25-21, 08:38 PM
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I've had people ask me to "straighten" a wheel like that. In such a case, the appropriate response is to cut all the spokes and unpin the rim joint, and unroll the rim into one long "straight" piece of aluminum extrusion.
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Old 05-25-21, 11:04 PM
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Why, yes, as a matter of fact I have. Only it was not a bike a bike that backed over- it was freshly painted factory optional interior panels for my 1969 Mach 1 Mustang. Things not easily replaced. A young man at the time, I was fit to be tied. I recommend having a good laugh about it and forgiving yourself, scozim. You are human after all, and therefore bound to err on occasion.
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Old 05-25-21, 11:07 PM
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That'll buff out.

Someone had to say it.
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Old 05-25-21, 11:15 PM
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On the bright side, it's usually better to run over a bike without a cyclist attached. And purple bikes are the best candidates to destroy.

I'm here to help.
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Old 05-26-21, 01:09 AM
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Every wheel you build makes you a better, more experienced wheelbuilder. This one, doubly so.

Looks like an older 3/4-ton, maybe?
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Old 05-26-21, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post

Looks like an older 3/4-ton, maybe?
Yep, 2006 Ford. Frankly, I have no idea how those tires didn't go over the frame. That would have been truly problematic. As is, I have new bar tape on order, another wheel on the front and a new label to cover most of the rash on the fork.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
And purple bikes are the best candidates to destroy.

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He didn't mean that baby, you can come out of the doorway....it's Ok
Purple Bikes Matter !

I backed over the front tire of my 1st bike store bike, the Fuji Supreme about 3 months after getting it. When I had to drive, I had a '64 Galaxy 500 with a huge trunk I could lay the bike in with the front wheel off. Probably semi-stoned and parked in front of a dorm, I put the bike in and somehow forgot the wheel. I was really upset with myself and amazed Winter Park Bicycles was able to true it.

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Old 05-26-21, 07:18 AM
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Owie!

I have had those days. I peeled a bike off my roof rack once using the entrance to a Boston parking garage.
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Originally Posted by scozim View Post
Yep, 2006 Ford.
It's just karma reminding you that you own a pedestrian-killing death machine

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Old 05-26-21, 07:40 AM
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That wheel looks like an excellent candidate for Craigslist sale! "Good condition - normal wear."
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Gives new meaning to the term "Gravel grinder"
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
You are very lucky the frame and fork appear to have escaped any major damage.
+1

A friend did this a couple of years ago, but the bike was carbon fiber. Not so lucky, new bike needed.
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji View Post
He didn't mean that baby, you can come out of the doorway....it's Ok
Purple Bikes Matter !

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I backed over the front tire of my 1st bike store bike, the Fuji Supreme about 3 months after getting it. When I had to drive, I had a '64 Galaxy 500 with a huge trunk I could lay the bike in with the front wheel off. Probably semi-stoned and parked in front of a dorm, I put the bike in and somehow forgot the wheel. I was really upset with myself and amazed Winter Park Bicycles was able to true it.
yep i did that once backing up over a front wheel and it survived
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Back when I had my car I had to take the wheels off my bike to transport it. I was in such a rush that I left the wheels leaning against my bumper and backed over them. I also had a friend who is a musician accidentally back over his $3000 Martin guitar. It happens!!!!
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Yes, and while the result wasn't quite that severe the victim was my wife's bike which I neglected to put on the rack. It was an awkward drive home.
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Lucky me, only thing I ever backed over was a Cosco two-step step stool I use for working under the hood. The thing about a 3/4-ton truck, as I'm sure the OP is now painfully aware, you don't really "feel" it from the driver's seat.
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