Author Topic: It's really hard to endo a Brompton  (Read 5381 times)

andygates

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It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« on: 19 May, 2009, 02:35:52 pm »
...even if you stick the front wheel in a drain at speed.   :-[

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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #1 on: 19 May, 2009, 02:38:29 pm »
How's the bike? *crosses fingers*
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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #2 on: 19 May, 2009, 02:56:16 pm »
Oh bugger.  That sounds potentially rather ouchy.

Are you alright?
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clarion

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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #3 on: 19 May, 2009, 02:58:42 pm »
Oops.  Never mind.  Chicks dig etc etc...
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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #4 on: 19 May, 2009, 03:23:47 pm »
I think we're assuming you didn't manage to flap your wings and stay airborne. Much damage from the crash landing?

border-rider

Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #5 on: 19 May, 2009, 03:30:13 pm »
Chicks dig etc etc...

giant robots, IIRC :)

anyway, hope it's all OK. The only time I endo'd mine, I destroyed the entire front end - forks, stem & bars

Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #6 on: 19 May, 2009, 03:35:12 pm »
Now I see why they do a clear lacquer option as opposed to paint.
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andygates

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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #7 on: 19 May, 2009, 03:53:18 pm »
Is fine, a snakebite flat and a stem-shaped bruise to my belly.  Mal, how did you actually endo it?
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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #8 on: 19 May, 2009, 05:09:08 pm »
I've not endo'd one yet.  But with an overloaded front bag I found that riding off the tarmac onto loose sand caused the bike to stop dead, saddle lift, back wheel to swing under.

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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #9 on: 19 May, 2009, 05:12:45 pm »
The bars broke when I was climbing out of the saddle and I went over them, standing the bike on its nose as I went. Death to the whole front end.


Fi

Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #10 on: 19 May, 2009, 05:52:25 pm »
That hurts just reading about it!

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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #11 on: 19 May, 2009, 05:55:23 pm »
Were they old M-type bars?  Common failure, and there is a brace for them now.
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andygates

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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #12 on: 19 May, 2009, 06:01:22 pm »
Ouch!
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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #13 on: 19 May, 2009, 06:07:13 pm »
Were they old M-type bars?  Common failure, and there is a brace for them now.

Yes, and I know (now) ;)

This was about 10 years ago.

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Fi

Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #14 on: 19 May, 2009, 06:55:17 pm »
<waves back and then runs because I can smell burning from the kitchen>

Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #15 on: 20 May, 2009, 05:21:54 pm »
What does "endo" mean?

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andygates

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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #16 on: 20 May, 2009, 06:36:00 pm »
To go "END Over end" - headfirst over the handlebars.
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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #17 on: 20 May, 2009, 10:54:45 pm »
Maybe not endo, but if you slam on the front brakes and get off the saddle to stand up on the pedals, it can get rather interesting....

Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #18 on: 21 May, 2009, 02:26:20 am »
Maybe not endo, but if you slam on the front brakes and get off the saddle to stand up on the pedals, it can get rather interesting....

Get off the pedals too.

My standard dismount procedure is to jump off while hitting the front brake.

The rear wheel has folded under and the bike is landing safely on the rack whilst I'm walking away  ;D ;D :thumbsup:

Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #19 on: 21 May, 2009, 08:55:25 am »
To go "END Over end" - headfirst over the handlebars.

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Andrij

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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #20 on: 21 May, 2009, 10:10:48 am »
Maybe not endo, but if you slam on the front brakes and get off the saddle to stand up on the pedals, it can get rather interesting....

Get off the pedals too.

My standard dismount procedure is to jump off while hitting the front brake.

The rear wheel has folded under and the bike is landing safely on the rack whilst I'm walking away  ;D ;D :thumbsup:

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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #21 on: 24 May, 2009, 12:05:31 am »
If it is any comfort I had my rear wheel drop into a grid cover with the slots placed facing in the same direction as the traffic.

Bike stopped - I continued forwards, striking my goolies on the stem.

At speed :-X

andygates

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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #22 on: 24 May, 2009, 08:38:29 am »
My bruised sternum sympathises with your bruised goolies! :o
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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #23 on: 01 June, 2009, 04:50:41 pm »
I can endo turn my Dahon. I am scared to do anything more adventurous in case I snap the handlebarpost.

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Re: It's really hard to endo a Brompton
« Reply #24 on: 02 June, 2009, 08:48:01 am »
I think an "endo" was originally a deliberate "front-wheelie", usually with the brake on, or against a kerb, but some can do them rolling! (I'm basing this on my mis-spent BMX childhood).

Hence they could evolve into flashier stuff like:

I can endo turn my Dahon. I am scared to do anything more adventurous in case I snap the handlebarpost.

... so going over the bars is probably considered a Failed Endo :)

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