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    Crash a spinner bike?

    Just to lighten it up a little, am I the only smuck ever to crash a stationary spinner bike? And Yes it is possible!!

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    i almost crashed my bike while attached to a trainer once. was watching "Between the Tape" during a workout and was sort of into the action. i was ducking and weaving with the action and then tried to bunny hop a log with the rider on TV... not a good idea.

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    Was it OTB ?

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    Has not happened to me... yet.
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    i stopped pedaling once while clipped in, thinking it was a freewheel when its really a fixed gear. almost tore my knees apart. i think the whole thing came off the ground, and i got thrown into a standing position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    Was it OTB ?
    Yes, I was about 45 mins. into it and standing trying to make an imaginary hill "YES" I made it went to sit down and didn't keep my cadence OTB!! Man they need to put some type of free wheel on them things and yes I was clipped in.

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    I'm sure there will lots of roller disaster stories out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill
    I'm sure there will lots of roller disaster stories out there.
    a buddy of mine was watching some car race on tv while riding his rollers, he accidentally steered as a reaction to a crash and slammed into the wall next to his television.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whybotherme
    a buddy of mine was watching some car race on tv while riding his rollers, he accidentally steered as a reaction to a crash and slammed into the wall next to his television.
    I have heard tales of people who have T-boned their TV when something went wrong on the rollers at speed.
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    For some reason when I am on the spinner I never forget to keep spinning, so I never had a mishap. But on my fixed road bike, it happened a couple of times and it is as scary as it is unpleasant. But climbing on a fixed bike is one of the best feelings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whybotherme
    a buddy of mine was watching some car race on tv while riding his rollers, he accidentally steered as a reaction to a crash and slammed into the wall next to his television.
    I've done that on rollers, only while watching a Giro video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serious
    For some reason when I am on the spinner I never forget to keep spinning, so I never had a mishap. But on my fixed road bike, it happened a couple of times and it is as scary as it is unpleasant. But climbing on a fixed bike is one of the best feelings.
    I've never had an issue on the spin bike either, but the thought of riding a fixie scares the crap out of me!

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    Riding a fixed bike is definitely an acquired taste. I am still on the fence about it, even though I enjoy the challenge and absolutely love the climbing.
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    I almost crashed when my rear tire blew on my trainer. It made a loud BANG!, I wobbled around for a bit but got my foot down alright.

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    One time I was in the basement riding rollers and a light fixture burst into flames. Actual fire, on the wooden beams. I completely forgot I was even on a bike and tried to run over to it while still clipped in and pedaling. That didn't turn out well. Luckily, I did extricate myself from the bike and get over there in time to prevent anything serious from happening.

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    A guy in our club came off his rollers and stuck his arm through the glass of a french door. He was home alone and bled to death in seconds.

    I had JUST bought a set of rollers to try when this happened. I returned them unopened...

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    why didn't you just return your french doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF
    A guy in our club came off his rollers and stuck his arm through the glass of a french door. He was home alone and bled to death in seconds.

    I had JUST bought a set of rollers to try when this happened. I returned them unopened...
    Well the obvious answer is that the French are at fault again.

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    IMO it's not the right time for comments like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atown117
    IMO it's not the right time for comments like that.
    S'alright--I didn't know the guy personally and it was 10-12 years ago. Totally freak accident anyway--I'll bet the guy was cussing at himself and calling himself a dumbass for as long as he was conscious.

    I actually knew his (non-cycling) wife better--she worked in my building. But she quit and moved away with their 2 year old daughter not long after. The little girl was the only one home when it happened but I don't know if she saw him, if he was trying to comfort her or tell her to call 911 while he bled out or if she was traumatized or anything--didn't know the family that well and didn't want to pry.

    It was ironic for me because I'd literally gotten rollers that week just to try them--I was pretty new to road riding anyway--and I was concerned about coming off them. Well, this fellow's accident was enough to keep me off the things 'til just a couple years ago when I again bought a set and learned to use them easily in a couple of sessions. They're more challenging and fun than a trainer, but still pretty boring. And I don't ride them near anything breakable...

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    Broken

    Update on the spinner bike OTB crash, went to see the doc today= broken ankle

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    I have a good one. When I first started racing I borrowed a performance mag trainer from a buddy. I was in my living room riding at 16-17 mph. I am about ten or so feet away from the tv. All of the sudden the bolt on the non clamp side busts and releases me onto the floor. I instantly crash as the bike hits the ground and tries to take off. It was quite crazy for about 10 secs. If I had a camera on me it would have been absolutely hilarious. No injuries.

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    that is a good one, an old one ,lovely bit of urban err bicycle myth, even hoping off a set of rollers at 30+ doesn't rocket you forward, the only momentum is that of your wheels on a trainer the front wheel isn't even moving. So the 3/4 inch coarse threaded axle clamp released instantly,interesting

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    My first spin class - the instructor keeps saying 'and another small turn to the right', but I can't get my handlebars to move!

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