So while out on my ride today I noticed some pad drag on my rear. No problem right? Finish my ride, get home, throw the bike up and loosen up the rear caliper. I spin the rear wheel just a bit and go about centering the caliper till i don't hear drag. SO everything is all well and good until I guess my right index finger gets a bit too close to the spinning disc. I don't have to tell you what happens next.
The rear wheel comes to an abrupt stop. Not because the calipers rubbed hard againt the disc, oh no. But because my godd@mned finger got sucked into the slots between the damn disc! Needless to say those damn discs are mighty sharp. After a surreal moment where I extract my finger tip and get a close look at the damage before the inevitable niagra like surge of blood comes spewing out. I quickly launch into a barrage of expletives that would have made any marine drill Sargent proud.
My finger got sliced at the side going through a good 3/4's of my nail too. Good times, I washed it out profusely threw some neosporin on it and wrapped it in a band aid. I contemplated going to the hospital but figured all they would do is suture me up and cut off my finger nail. I've had a finger nail cut off me before. F that noise!! I figure I should be fine with a good tight bandaid on it and I'll just let the nail grow itself out over the course of a couple months.
Just goes to show your that anytime your working on any mechanical equipment you really have to keep your wits about you at all times. I'm usually good at this since I service motorcycles at a fairly high rate. Just an FYI guys. Hey, at least I can still type. Later this week I get to see if I can ride or not.
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