Author Topic: Pop goes the Weasel  (Read 1010 times)

Morat

  • I tried to HTFU but something went ping :(
Pop goes the Weasel
« on: May 12, 2017, 07:45:39 pm »
Woops,
descending into Lofthouse today, I forgot to nag the Captain about leaving off the third brake which on our setup is a V-Brake on the front.
Just as we got into the houses... BANG. Then a clatter :(
Luckily we were only at walking speed so the only damage was a trashed tyre, rim and some spokes but just in case anyone is wondering if popping tyres due to rim brake heating is something happens only in the Alps - it can happen here too!
Take Care,
very slightly scraped Morat




(That was a 32mm Gatorskin @ 90PSI)
Tandem Stoker, CX bike abuser (slicks and tarmac) and owner of a sadly neglected MTB.

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Pop goes the Weasel
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 07:52:54 pm »
*winces sympathetically*

That's exactly what didn't cause my off (at rather more than walking speed) yesterday.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Morat

  • I tried to HTFU but something went ping :(
Re: Pop goes the Weasel
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 07:55:07 pm »
ooh are you OK?
Tandem Stoker, CX bike abuser (slicks and tarmac) and owner of a sadly neglected MTB.

Re: Pop goes the Weasel
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 07:56:07 pm »
Ouch.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: Pop goes the Weasel
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 08:03:37 pm »
ooh are you OK?

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11510.msg2166545#msg2166545 refers.  If you can walk away from a sudden front wheel deflation at 40mph you're winning, I reckon.  I've got some spectacularly unfortunate road rash, and the bike will need some work.  Scary thing is that all I could find was a bog standard puncture, though I haven't taken a pump to the damaged tube to find the hole yet.


It all goes to show how much trust we put in some inflatable rubber...
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: Pop goes the Weasel
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017, 08:33:07 pm »

It all goes to show how much trust we put in some inflatable rubber...

OK, I'll have a wry smile, so people can stop worrying about being first to comment.  Never trusted them myself! (Especially the Schwalbes - took so long to get on, she'd fall asleep).

Re: Pop goes the Weasel
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2017, 02:00:03 pm »
I removed the third brake, as the kids thought it was hilarious to pull on it every few minutes!

Morat

  • I tried to HTFU but something went ping :(
Re: Pop goes the Weasel
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2017, 11:13:32 pm »
All the brakes are controlled by the pilot on this tandem, I think it's a lot for him to think about :)
Tandem Stoker, CX bike abuser (slicks and tarmac) and owner of a sadly neglected MTB.

Morat

  • I tried to HTFU but something went ping :(
Re: Pop goes the Weasel
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2017, 03:03:12 pm »
Went to the nurse today. Should have gone a week ago :(
Iodine patches and Mepore should dry everything up, apparently.
I'm going to buy some and stick them in my teeny first aid kit.
Tandem Stoker, CX bike abuser (slicks and tarmac) and owner of a sadly neglected MTB.