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Specialized FSR XC comp 2008, and injuries!!

staggera99ystaggera99y Posts: 51
edited October 2013 in Your mountain bikes
Hi all, had a GT Zum and popped pics on the GT thread, sold it and moved on to a fs bike.
Picked it up cheap but it needed de-dog hairing!!!!!
Stank of dogs and absolutely covered in hairs.
Stripped cleaned degreased/lubed and cleaned.
It came standard apart from the rims which has been swapped for a set of Quandro wheels & hubs in silver, can't seem to upload the pic, the bike just looked wrong, so I picked up a pair of Mavic 317 disc rims with Maxxis high rollers 26x2.35, totally changed look of bike!!
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Had a day off so I thought il give it a test ride!

Swinley forest blue run in mind. Nice leisurely ride.....
Here she is
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About 10 mins into the ride I hit a 2ft jump and as I landed the front wheel slipped from under me resulting in
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5 stitches & 4 steristrips, I had to drive 17 miles with hands throbbing and claret everywhere.
All fixed up, forearm had several lacerations as well.
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My right hand looks like it's lost out in a scrap to the cheese grater lol
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Oh and left knee somewhat bruised. Also my ego lol.
Haven't checked the bike yet but had to ride it 2 miles back to the car and it seemed ok.

Pads and gloves are required I believe

Comments welcome on the bike and injuries!!

Darrell

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  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    Lovely looking bike, and yes, you need gloves!

    They are the shiniest tyres I've ever seen, you didn't spray them with anything did you?
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

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  • Lovely looking bike, and yes, you need gloves!

    They are the shiniest tyres I've ever seen, you didn't spray them with anything did you?
    Top pic, bike washed and side walls cleaned with tyre shine!!! Not any of the tread was it applied to as I used a paint brush.
    That was last week, it may of played a small part but I doubt it, anyway, I need to get mended and get bike properly checked over.
    Cheers
  • Pics of other peoples injuries are always good to see - good effort.
  • Pics of other peoples injuries are always good to see - good effort.
    Cheers fella lol
  • As a nurse I must say that's good bandaging.......!
  • As a nurse I must say that's good bandaging.......!
    The nurse who attended to me was so lovely, she stitched it etc... but said 50-50 as to whether the flap of skin will live! She stitched it hoping the skin will mend.
    Dressing change on Monday at Gp's

    Oh my days ha ha
  • Nice wounds there pal. Your crazy putting tyre shine anywhere near your tyres though.
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