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Un-centered front brake causing crash?
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So I posted a different thread about my bike crash and sewing spandex. Here's more of the full story. I was riding along on a flat smooth road, the front wheel started to shimmy a little bit, then i went over the handle bars. When I got up the front brake caliper was mis-aligned to the point that he front wheel wouldn't turn. At the time i attributed it to the crash and because my brake lever had twisted around on the bar. I was out on a ride the other day when all of a sudden it got really hard to pedal and i finally heard the front brake dragging again. When i centered it, i noticed that the centering screw was almost backed all the way out because of how many times i've had to center it in the past week. I didn't put 2 & 2 together right after my crash that it was my rear brake lever that had gotten torqued in the crash, so im about 99% positive that my front brake caused me to crash. I took it to my lbs and he didn't see anything wrong with it other than the mounting bolt that attaches it to the fork was a little looser than he would have liked. So...anyone experience something similar to this? It's a dura-ace 7800 so it's not like it's a cheapo part or anything.
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#2
That's really strange, I wouldn't imagine your front caliper brake causing enough force to send you over the handlebars. I wonder how that happened. I've had brake pads get stuck on tires before but never anything like that. Hopefully it won't happen again.
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#3
Any chance the block got under the rim and jammed in the spokes?
[font=Trebuchet MS]Ride hard or ride home alone![/font]
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#4
The wheel is still true and no scratched/broken spokes so i don't think that happened. I really hope it doesn't happen again too.
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