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Bizarre bike inflicted injuries - whilst stationary..

Redhog14Redhog14 Posts: 1,377
edited September 2011 in The bottom bracket
SO for the second time I have managed to inflict pain upon myself using my bike whilst not actually riding it..

1 - changing a tyre, hand slipped off the tyre lever and I punched myself in the face - no black eye but felt like a left breast.

2 - again, changing a tyre, one hand slipped off the tyre lever then caught my other thumb with the fabric of my glove and lifted the nail off my thumb, blood and much swearing ensued.

Anything similar out there? Or am I alone in this type of self abuse?
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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,867
    Lots of times, all equally stupid. But nothing compared to story in new issue of Ride magazine here. A guy cleaning his drivetrain managed to sever a finger when it got stuck between rag and spinning chainring.

    Ouch.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,106
    Punching the chainring when trying to remove a stuck pedal is a speciality of mine!
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  • timmyturbotimmyturbo Posts: 617
    get folding tyres mate , this requires no tyre levers , just a gentle but firm lift of the bead over the edge of the rim , Bliss

    cheers
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  • My worst experience was when I couldn't open one of the locks on my bike box. Out comes the flat head screw-driver, leaning over the box, giving it some welly and POW! screwdriver slips and gashes my forehead, about a cm away from my eye-socket. DOH.
  • neilo23neilo23 Posts: 783
    Put hooks into the wall, high up to hang my bike on. Was polishing the floor, caught a spoke with the hook on the end of the mop, pulled the bike off the wall which brought a large framed picture down on the way, managed to grab the bike but failed to avoid the shards of broken glass flying towards my feet. Had to mop the blood of the floor after that.

    Since then I have learned about the correct use of raw plugs
  • BozmanBozman Posts: 2,518
    Bizarre but not stationary...
    Riding along in the winter when i tried to use my barrel adjuster wearing thick winter gloves, my hand slipped and brought me to a halt trapped between the spokes and fork, i cursed about the damaged glove and carried on riding, a mile or so down the road i felt a little light-headed so i stopped and took my glove and lining off, the finger was cut/torn to the bone.
    Rode home with my finger out in the cold and then took a trip to the A&E, i still can't figure out how it happened but at least it gave and still does give my mate a good laugh.
  • Bringing my bike in and out of the house, I've lost count of the number of banged shin episodes caused by a stray pedal.
  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,483
    Carrying my bike up the close stairs and the front wheel hit a step, the front of the bike bounces up and drops hit me on the top lip. Had a thick lip for 2 days. It's happened a few time now. :(

    A bit off topic, but carried the bike outside and, unknown to me, I had a pair of undercrackers hanging from the stay on the rear mudguard. I was an accident, OK?!
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  • Fell off my bike testing out the SPD's...in the living room!

    Ended up with a semi circle of big ring teeth puncture marks on my calf - I looked like I'd been bitten by a shark.
  • ddraver wrote:
    Punching the chainring when trying to remove a stuck pedal is a speciality of mine!

    The amount of times I have done this and I never learn!...
    "That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college! " - Homer
  • Redhog14 wrote:
    SO for the second time I have managed to inflict pain upon myself using my bike whilst not actually riding it..

    1 - changing a tyre, hand slipped off the tyre lever and I punched myself in the face - no black eye but felt like a left breast.

    2 - again, changing a tyre, one hand slipped off the tyre lever then caught my other thumb with the fabric of my glove and lifted the nail off my thumb, blood and much swearing ensued.

    Anything similar out there? Or am I alone in this type of self abuse?

    Apologies but I laughed out loud at your post :lol:
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  • timmyturbo wrote:
    get folding tyres mate , this requires no tyre levers , just a gentle but firm lift of the bead over the edge of the rim , Bliss

    cheers

    Ahem, depends which ones you get, some can be tighter than gnats chuff to get on the rim properly.
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  • nwallacenwallace Posts: 1,465
    Lots of times, all equally stupid. But nothing compared to story in new issue of Ride magazine here. A guy cleaning his drivetrain managed to sever a finger when it got stuck between rag and spinning chainring.

    Ouch.

    A former colleague did that.
    Seems really daft to clean the chain with the engine running to me.

    Think my injuiries that fit this are the more mundane sort involving steel tyre beads.
    Bozman wrote:
    Bizarre but not stationary...
    Riding along in the winter when i tried to use my barrel adjuster wearing thick winter gloves, my hand slipped and brought me to a halt trapped between the spokes and fork, i cursed about the damaged glove and carried on riding, a mile or so down the road i felt a little light-headed so i stopped and took my glove and lining off, the finger was cut/torn to the bone.
    Rode home with my finger out in the cold and then took a trip to the A&E, i still can't figure out how it happened but at least it gave and still does give my mate a good laugh.

    Ow!
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  • aneesh99aneesh99 Posts: 67
    ddraver wrote:
    Punching the chainring when trying to remove a stuck pedal is a speciality of mine!

    The amount of times I have done this and I never learn!...

    I have to put my hands up and join the line too!
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  • The OrsThe Ors Posts: 130
    Bozman wrote:
    my hand slipped and brought me to a halt trapped between the spokes and fork

    :D I did this as a kid; trying to pick a bit of cotton off a spoke whilst riding slowly.

    I ended up on the road, just off a bend, unable to remove my hand. I had to slde over to the side of the road & call for my Dad so he could remove the wheel & 'free' me! :oops:
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Chainring gashes from trying to loosen chainring bolts or pedals is part of life's rish learning for a bike mechanic - learning to apply force away from the chainring is pretty important.

    A spinning fixed gear bike in a workstand is very dangerous for inquisitive fingers - plenty of people have had their finger go round the chainring or sprocket trapped by the chain - very effective guillotine action!
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  • shouldbeinbedshouldbeinbed Posts: 2,660
    Cutting a cable tie off, sliced into one finger tip & stabbed the knuckle of the next one. Got scars on both.

    The usual cuts & bruises from chainrings
  • Wirral_paulWirral_paul Posts: 2,476
    I'm surprised nobody has suggested it - but its all Wiggle's fault!!

    My best one was trying to free a seized pedal. Leaning over the frame to push the spanner down with one hand and the opposite crank with my other hand, threads stripped out suddenly causing me to smack the floor with my hands, lose balance and fall on top of the bike. Various cuts n bruises from that one with me ending up in a heap on top of the bike. Doh
  • Evil LaughEvil Laugh Posts: 1,412
    Got some new pedals. Clipped in, out, testing them out. Im still in the house. Little ride around the open plan downstairs won't hurt. Twist to unclip, coast, stop. Put foot down foot accidentally clips back in. Put hand out to catch myself on door. Phew. Glass door, pause, pop. Ouch. Blood. Ambulance. Operation. Is pretty much how it went.
  • Redhog14Redhog14 Posts: 1,377
    By the way my tyres are all folders, and tight as a gnats chuff. Worst thing about last nights thumb injury, I have been unable to pick my nose all day. :x
  • Evil LaughEvil Laugh Posts: 1,412
    I know this is technically injuries while stationary but I was for 1 second before the glass gave way.

    Also have another for various chainring gouges.
  • appletreesappletrees Posts: 327
    Removing reflectors from wheels on wife's new bike, screwdriver slipped, straight into hand just below first finger, nicked tendon and caused serious nerve damage, couldn't feel end of finger for about 9 months, but go away without an operation. Oh, and not to mention quite a lot a blood and a vast amount of swearing.

    At the time it happened my wife was already at the hospital providing support to her sister who was in labour. Imagine her surprise and delight at getting the phone call from me with blood gushing out of hand...
  • term1teterm1te Posts: 1,462
    Towards the end of a long session on the turbo trainer my then young daughter walked in front of me. Reflexes cut in and I swerved to avoid her. No real injury, just pride, but I was surprised how unstable the turbo was. Wrote off the back tyre though.
  • Other than the knuckles into chainring trick, my best has been cleaning my bike in a stand upside down, taking it off and rotating back to the wheels on for and not holding the handlebars whilst doing it - cue my face kissing the rim and tyre!

    Wife thought this was very amusing.
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  • RowCycleRowCycle Posts: 367
    Evil Laugh wrote:
    Got some new pedals. Clipped in, out, testing them out. Im still in the house. Little ride around the open plan downstairs won't hurt. Twist to unclip, coast, stop. Put foot down foot accidentally clips back in. Put hand out to catch myself on door. Phew. Glass door, pause, pop. Ouch. Blood. Ambulance. Operation. Is pretty much how it went.

    Ouch, made me wince
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,106
    Term1te wrote:
    Towards the end of a long session on the turbo trainer my then young daughter walked in front of me. Reflexes cut in and I swerved to avoid her. No real injury, just pride, but I was surprised how unstable the turbo was. Wrote off the back tyre though.

    :lol::lol::lol: ...Sorry dude! :oops:
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    - @ddraver
  • Term1te wrote:
    Towards the end of a long session on the turbo trainer my then young daughter walked in front of me. Reflexes cut in and I swerved to avoid her. No real injury, just pride, but I was surprised how unstable the turbo was. Wrote off the back tyre though.

    That's BRILLIANT. Glad you were okay, sorry about the tyre.
  • GiraffotoGiraffoto Posts: 2,078
    After a short climb on a magnificent new Bianchi (since stolen in Australia) I paused at the top for my then-girlfriend to catch up. Tip toe on the ground, one foot on a raised pedal, upright in the saddle with arms folded and probably thinking how cool I looked. May have been framed by the setting sun at the time.

    When . . .

    The fork turned and the bike shot sideways under me, dumping me in a heap in the road but not before the chainring had driven two of its teeth into my ankle bone. Blood, ruined sock, trip to casualty and a bony lump on the spot that still makes choosing walking boots a difficult business
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  • ddraver wrote:
    Punching the chainring when trying to remove a stuck pedal is a speciality of mine!

    +1
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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    Removing a stubborn pedal to get the bike in its box for flight home from Geneva Airport, my hand slipped and I put the chainring into my palm. If anyone opened my bike box they would have assumed I had murdered someone and put them in there. So much foam covered in blood! Geneva airport was also covered :oops:

    Hand slipped removing my bottom bracket and I managed with all my strength to put the spanner in to my forehead - DOH!
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