Broken foot - will need brake.. help!

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  • OK so the new skatepark at Cantelowes is amazing - I obviously got carried away a bit too much on sunday and broke my fifth metatarsal bone (the nurse told me some dude called Rouney or Rooney broke his playing a game with a round ball - no idea what she was going on about).
    Gonna walk with crutches for a couple of weeks, but then I figured out that I could get back on my bike, as you only need one leg really to propel yourself forward.

    BUT riding brakeless might be a step too far. Skids are not a good healing technique.

    So I'm looking for someone to lend me a front brake and (oversize) lever for a bit. I stupidly sold mine a while ago, and don't really want to buy something for a few weeks.. if you have something ugly that I could use let me know! Oh and I may need a front wheel too as my non-machined Velocity deep Vs won't like the friction too much. But I think I can find that easily..

    Any other advice welcome!

    y

  • oh dear yorgo,
    if you will play with those strange skate board things...

    can't help out with the brake issue i'm afraid, but hope your back up and on it soon
    ben

  • le car OK so the new skatepark at Cantelowes is amazing - I obviously got carried away a bit too much on sunday and broke my fifth metatarsal bone (the nurse told me some dude called Rouney or Rooney broke his playing a game with a round ball - no idea what she was going on about).
    Gonna walk with crutches for a couple of weeks, but then I figured out that I could get back on my bike, as you only need one leg really to propel yourself forward.

    BUT riding brakeless might be a step too far. Skids are not a good healing technique.

    So I'm looking for someone to lend me a front brake and (oversize) lever for a bit. I stupidly sold mine a while ago, and don't really want to buy something for a few weeks.. if you have something ugly that I could use let me know! Oh and I may need a front wheel too as my non-machined Velocity deep Vs won't like the friction too much. But I think I can find that easily..

    Any other advice welcome!

    y

    sorry to hear about the foot. i've got a spare brake and lever, but it slides onto the handlebars, so are you riding with flats? actually i think you're riding with like a 7 inch bar, if i can remember. as for front wheel, i've got a spare on that i can lend you. it's a quick release, so just make sure it doesn't go missing. i've got a shamal tub and a clincher zonda.

  • Got a few front wheels if you need them too. Prolly got a brake/lever too somewhere in my bike mess box.

    But, i use a front brake on my non-machined deep v's and they work quite well, tbh. On the other hand, if you don't want a black streak on them, i can understand...

  • got my brake from my bike i dont need it anymore, can borrow that, bolts on, if you want it?

  • hey thanks for the help offered!!!
    Obviously I may wait at least a week before getting back on my saddle, but as soon as I'm ready to take the risk again I will come back to you..

    And for the skateboarders around here (Mike?) here is a short vid of that kid from Heroin cruising around...
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h66zzvsCG­fc"]YouTube

    - cantelowes 1[/ame]

  • Man is that the newly compleated Cantelowes? I need to get me new BMX.

  • Looks like it.

  • shit man, that sucks! seems to happen to somebody I know this time of year every year. something to do with the weather... heal up soon mate. sorry I can't help on the brake issue.

    (that vid clip is pretty nice!)

  • I actually think that in a couple of weeks I'm gonna get a pair of nice and very rigid SIDIs, my Shimano shoes are too soft, and SIDIs will almost act like a cast! Good idea or what? I'm afraid the twisting movement needed to unclip from SPDs will be a bit painful though..

    Mike (trampsparadise) you should go and check out that skatepark. Awesome.

  • Sorry to hear about the brake break. Nasty. I've got a spare one for straight handlebars if you still need them.

  • OK I'm back on the bike!
    Just going very slowly.. I can only skid with my right foot forward.
    It makes me realise how involving and full-on it is to ride brakeless - I have to be extra careful now.

  • Good to hear you're healed. I took me a month before I could pick up my camera again.

  • le car OK I'm back on the bike!
    Just going very slowly.. I can only skid with my right foot forward.
    It makes me realise how involving and full-on it is to ride brakeless - I have to be extra careful now.

    dude, just be careful.

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