I broke my bike again!

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Simonator, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Simonator

    Simonator Guest

    After riding my bike around the city every day for a few weeks, I decided to venture a bit farther. I made a trip to my friends house which is 15 miles away. When I pulled up in his driveway, his little sister and her friend came out and started laughing there azzes off at my vehicle! They wanted to see me ride it. So, I pulled out of the driveway, went no more than 100 yards down the road before i turned around. While making the U turn, I was going as slow as I could go with the 44T sprocket without stalling. During the turn, I heard a pop, and this happened:


    I can't understand why my luck is so bad! I got hit by a car a few weeks ago, which destroyed my bike. I bought a new kulana Moon Dog, and this happens within a few weeks! My tire just had to blow out while making a turn! I was real frustrated because the day before I spent hours making my sprocket true! Now I have to pull it off, and bolt it on a new wheel! POOP!!!
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  2. ...What the #$%^ were you doing making that just by turning?
  3. Simonator

    Simonator Guest

    I don't know!! I was making a very slow U turn, and the wheel just folds in half!!! I weigh 275 lbs, but still, that shouldn't happen!
  4. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    sounds like factory error. remove the sprocket, and if u were going slow, they wouldn't know the difference. if that was a faulty rim, i would consider replacing your front wheel also. carp manufacturing probably.
  5. That is so wrong! What did lil sis say? :grin:

    How did you get home?
  6. Simonator

    Simonator Guest

    Probably. Cheap wally world rims are not made for fat ppl!!!
  7. Simonator

    Simonator Guest

    His sis kept laughing the whole time. I did too, trying to keep a positive attitude.

    My friend gave me a ride home. I took the wheels and gas tank off the bike, and stuffed it in his little hatchback 85 dodge charger lol.
  8. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Ouch, you have to find the person that has a voodoo bike of yours and take it away from them. :shock:
  9. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    ive got a 40 year old rim with 10 lose spokes, and i dont think that would happen to mine. that scares the carp out of me!!! what if you had that happen to you at high speeds, on yr front wheel! if that didnt happen on a motored bike, you might of had a law suit on yr hands!
  10. Simonator

    Simonator Guest

    It probably would not happen to the front wheel. Almost all our weight is on the rear wheel. it would still be a nasty spill if the rear wheel broke while making a turn at 20 mph!
    I am happy with my 44T sprocket! I decided I do not need to be going any faster! Motored bikes are starting to scare me!
  11. I weigh about the same as you Simon and my rear wheel I believe is a Huffy rim. I found it on the side of the trail.
    Man. I wonder if I can pack a spare rim in my tool pouch.
  12. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    lol. i just got crashes on my mind. i read in da paper today,some guy just had a new front wheel put on his harly by the harley dealership, and they put the barings in wrong, the front wheel locked up at 80mph on the hwy, and he died. so ive been very "concious" all day..
  13. That's it. We need a vendor to offer some SOLID wheels already. Spokes are so yesterday's technology.
  14. Simonator

    Simonator Guest

    Solid rear wheels with the sprocket welded to them would be awesome!
  15. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    yes thats a great idea! have to makeke it out of aluminum or somthing light tho....
  16. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    I wonder if a happy time would mount in an army tank. I think you might be safe there.
    Wow, I wonder if you had a few loose spokes and didnt know it. Im glad your still standing. Back to the drawing board.
  17. Alan

    Alan Member

    That is horrible. :eek:
    Did you gun the throttle while turning, while not leaning enough? That could happen if the wheels are under a fair amount of weight or stress.
    Every time I do a quick u-turn on my Dog, I'll be thinking of that image. Good thing you're OK.

    And Yes, the spoke is a dinosaur.
  18. Simonator

    Simonator Guest

    I was hardly giving it any gas at all.....
  19. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    looking at that pic, is that where the seem is????? sure looks like it. if so, that is definately faulty manufacturing!!
  20. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    I'm afraid this is the perfect example of "u get what u pay for"
    No disrespect Simonator but yours is/was a cheap bike....everything about it is cheap so when u combine that with cheap and made in China then your in prime "cheap & lethal" territory.
    Glad u wern't injured and i think u have an excellent case for free replacement but your just replacing something substandard with something else substandard.
    If i know any backyard bicycle repair guys go to them and get a descent wheel(preferably wheels) with solid hubs and atleast 14G S/S spokes,dual-walled if u can afford them.......DON'T trust that original front wheel.
    We can ALL learn from this,so in a twisted sorta way you've done us all a service. :)