Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Posted: 3/20/2006 9:04:29 PM EDT
I had a ~very~ close call today riding the bike to work. Its the bike I built 4 years ago(low glide/ Rev tech 100 mags). I had got on I5 and had just 3 miles to my exit. Partway there I had this strange feeling that I had to check the handlebars.

When I put it away last Nov, I replaced the primary gasket and thought i had pretty much went over the bike checking for loose bolts/nuts etc.

Anyway after rideing the 3 miles at about 70 mph, I got off at my exit. Waited for the green light, started to turn, and the HANDLBARS went one way and the WHEEL went another

Since I was only going a couple mph, I just coasted it off the road and said WTF The bolt had come out!!!!!

I got it on finger tight and slowly made it to work. I borrowed a ccoworkers sockets and he got me some locktight. As I was putting it on, I could feel it want to strip. I made it home ok, took the bars off and saw the the threads had stripped out! (cheap Chinese crap)

So tomorrow I will drill and tap it to 1/2 in. Its a smaller metric size now so 1/2 in will get new threads cut.

Be careful out there
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:04:30 AM EDT
Sounds to me like you should buy a LOTTO ticket. Stay safe
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:00:22 AM EDT
Damn!
Glad you're o.k., and I second the go get a lottery ticket.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:58:13 PM EDT
I bet the but pucker factor was an 11 out of a scale of 1-10

Glad nothing bad happened

WIZZO
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 7:51:19 PM EDT
When I build, I only use quality parts, lock wasters and lock nuts.

A bike put together the right way is a pleasure to ride. If you cut corners, you worry while your riding.



___________________________________





Top Top