First off in richmond park

Tpearson
Tpearson Posts: 28
edited June 2013 in Road general
After having a pretty crappy ride this morning, first with a puncture, then a sore knee causing an early return, two of us were coming back through the middle Richmond park lightly.
Having often seen deer running across the paths and hearing stories people being hit by them we took it quite cautiously past a pack on one side. I also noticed four horse riders coming the opposite direction about 10m away from the path looking very controlled.
As we approached, all of a sudden one of them reared up and bolted across the path in front of us, luckily missing the person I was riding with, it all happened so fast didn't have time to even think about grabbing the brakes and went straight into the side of it. Handlebars under the belly with my chest taking the brunt of the hit. Apparently I then followed the bike under the horse somehow coming out relatively unscathed!! Dont think there was anything I could have done to avoid it happening

Went to hospital to get checked out but was given all clear thankfully!

Cant say the same about the front wheel that seems to have been trodden on.... Though I'm just happy it wasn't me, could have been a lot worse!

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Should I try to claim for a new wheel or strike it off as an accident?

Sooooo.... Any new wheelset suggestions to replace some Mavic Ksyrium Equipes? Preferably better!

Comments

  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Glad that you're OK - crashed today and nursing and elbow and knee full of grit, so you have my sympathies.

    That'll true-out with a few tweaks with a spoke key :wink:
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,243
    If you were hit by a deer, then you can try to get compensation via the park, you were hit by a horse (unclear from your story) then you should have taken the person details. I believe horse riders are covered by a liability insurance.

    As the Mavic cannot be repaired, next time get some wheels that can be repaired. If you had a set of hand built wheels, the damage there would be around 90 pounds including labour, new rim and new spokes... in your case 90 pounds does not even buy a new rim...

    I have repaired lots of wheels over the past few weeks, people seem to crash a lot! But Mavic.. not much you can do
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  • Tpearson
    Tpearson Posts: 28
    Yep was the horse. Got details too

    I will probably go along the handbuilt direction. Will wait until I find out how much I have to spend and then get researching. Would you recommend going for best hubs I can afford and work from there?
  • stueys
    stueys Posts: 1,332
    I'd look for recompense from the rider. If you take half a tonne of animal out on the roads you should be confident you can keep it in control. Think you were lucky the outcome wasn't a lot worse.
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,243
    Tpearson wrote:
    Yep was the horse. Got details too

    I will probably go along the handbuilt direction. Will wait until I find out how much I have to spend and then get researching. Would you recommend going for best hubs I can afford and work from there?

    I would start by getting hubs which are reasonably priced and are good quality and easy to service. Shimano comes on top, then Novatec 171/172 and Miche. If you want to spend a little more, Hope are very good of course.
    left the forum March 2023