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%^$@# Brain Fart

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
I had to post this on MTBR and Craigslist:

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I had a brain fart today after my ride and left my front tire in the parking lot. It is a Trek/Bontrager RaceDisc wheel w/ 10" disc mounted with a WTB Weirwolf tire. If you found it, please be a good soul and reply to e-mail. Karma is watching.
post #2 of 28
I've done that twice. I was really sad when I realized I had left a wheel that had a vintage WTB hub. It's karma for driving to a ride.
post #3 of 28
Ugh,
That really sux!

The only time I left a front wheel behind was when I left it at home on my way to a ride.
I really really hope some honest soul see's your "lost wheel" notices.
How good are you on a unicycle?

Prior to the Brain Fart attack, how was the ride?
post #4 of 28
What sucks is being too cool to have a rack that allows you to leave the front wheel on. I always had an odd mix of pity and envy when I saw people using the cumbersome roof racks that prop the whole ride up there.

I'm not too proud to use a rear rack. I've always owned a cheap no nonsense Allen or Hollywood, but when I owned a car, I had to have a proper roof rack with fork mounts.

Tip; like skis the bike should ride backwards. Even less bikers than skiers know this, so rack your bike assbackwards and have a little chuckle when you see the freds doing it wrong.
post #5 of 28
That sucks. I hope someone returns it to you. That's one of my fears...leaving a wheel behind or leaving the skis behind.
post #6 of 28
Rod, IIRC, Phil, like me, doesn't use a rack for quick day trips, but instead, takes the front wheel off to fit the bike in the back of the Skibaru. I could be wrong, tho.

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That sucks. I hope someone returns it to you. That's one of my fears...leaving a wheel behind or leaving the skis behind.
I left my skis behind. Called the ski resort and had someone put them in side for me. Picked them up the next time I went skiing.
post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 
I planned on putting my rack on before the ride..but the rack for the new Sube, requires a different foot than I have know. I do have a 599 Big mouth so can leave the wheel on. I ended up putting the bike in the cat sans wheel.
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Rod, IIRC, Phil, like me, doesn't use a rack for quick day trips, but instead, takes the front wheel off to fit the bike in the back of the Skibaru. I could be wrong, tho.
That's the problem with those modern miniature station wagons. If he had a full-sized car he could put the bike in the back without taking the wheel off.
post #9 of 28
Phil, assuming that you haven't gotten your wheel back yet, what are you getting to replace it?
Time for an upgrade?
post #10 of 28
Thread Starter 
Gonna meet up w/ Comprex at the Trexlertown swap next week. Hope to find a wheel/tire then.
post #11 of 28
I had a friend take his bike all the way to Italy for a bike tour, without the front wheel. Sure was a lot of space for gear in that box though.
post #12 of 28
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Gonna meet up w/ Comprex at the Trexlertown swap next week. Hope to find a wheel/tire then.
Sweet, you're gonna come home witha 650b front wheel, Nuovo Record quick releases a '70's tack bike and some Phil Wood pedals.
post #13 of 28
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Sweet, you're gonna come home witha 650b front wheel, Nuovo Record quick releases a '70's tack bike and some Phil Wood pedals.
I resemble that remark. :
post #14 of 28
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That's the problem with those modern miniature station wagons. If he had a full-sized car he could put the bike in the back without taking the wheel off.
When I've got the 4-runner I can fit my itty bitty bike whole in the back with one rear seat up. It's when I've got the back rack on the van that I'm hoping and praying I don't forget.

Thank lawd I can't use the roof rack cause I'm vert challenged. If I could that would open up whole other issues to be concerned about...like pulling the car into the garage too early. I might have the wheel but might be minus a seat post. :
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by mtnbikegirl View Post
..like pulling the car into the garage too early. I might have the wheel but might be minus a seat post. :
Hey, I rode a Motobecane with an 80-degree head tube and a 4-crinkle DT for like a semester and a half back in school. Boy, downhills were fun.... :
post #16 of 28
Thread Starter 

Great News!

I got a PM from a guy who talked to the guy who has my wheel. Now to track him down
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
I got a PM from a guy who talked to the guy who has my wheel. Now to track him down
Hope to hear good news on your search for the guy who talked to the guy.

Are Pug's good trackers?
post #18 of 28
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I got a PM from a guy who talked to the guy who has my wheel. Now to track him down
You should post a simi;ar message on Craigs regarding the Twisted Twins that walked away:
post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
You should post a simi;ar message on Craigs regarding the Twisted Twins that walked away:
This was off of MTBR in the PA forum. CL is a PITA for something like this becuase there are probably 40 CL's in the NE. I can search them all at once through crazedlist, but cannot post to all at once. Which I guess is good for not getting spam.
post #20 of 28
Thread Starter 
haven't been able to get in touch with the guy who has the wheel. Might have to pick one up tomorrow at the Trexlertown swap.
post #21 of 28
Everyone that I've ever known that has a rooftop bike rack has eventually run into something with it.

One of my fellow 24 hour team members about tore the roof off of his Subaru. Broke the door glass and bent the roof pillar.

Advantage....pick up truck!

Sorry about the wheel loss!
post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 
Well, I picked up a wheel at the T-town swap. A Bontrager A-Sym Ceramic rim with a Hayes DT Hugi disc hub and a new 8" disc brake all for less than $50.00. My old rim is sure to turn up now
post #23 of 28
You got some stopping power there! :
Ride Sunday?
post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 
Anniversary today...23 years. No bike riding.
post #25 of 28
I wanna know what Comprex got.
post #26 of 28
1. Hung over
2. Concession Stand Potato Wedges
3. Biofreeze
4. Ski boots
5. Hiccups
6. A Landskate demo session, 4 sizes too big. BG sez I'm lyin', only 3 sizes too big.
7. Nitto randonneur bars
8. Soft Pretzels
9. (10:15am) coffee
10. (10:16am) hiccups

No one was really selling old(er) shift gear which is what I really went there for, nothing, and I mean nothing in 110 Shimano or Sugino, nothing for Stronglight, nothing for Zeus; there was one guy selling Miche but all track.

I stared long and hard at a $700 Romulus, no wheels or brakes.

Phil and I both stared long and hard at a 20" uni, with training wheels.

I stared hard; Phil was amused at a Santana tandem.

I stared hard at a stash of $20 SS built wheels w. Weinmann rims.

11. Flashers, jerseys, bibs, Michelins, $200 worth so bag was quite full.
12. Iced tea to stop hiccups
13. Iced tea to stop hiccups
14. zucchini/tomato pizza & broccoli ricotta pizza whilst staring amuzedlee at Phil's dissection of the icanhazcheezburbacon pizza.
15. a second straw for the diet coke to stop the hiccups.
16. an iced tea to stop the blasted hiccups
17. Navas
18. A car snooze as the day warmed up.
post #27 of 28
Umm..Hey Phil regarding your first post in this thread. I'm never really sure when to take you serious. Are you SURE it was a 10 inch rotor? : Never heard of one of those. Thats huge!
post #28 of 28
Now, THIS is a day well spent!!!
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
1. Hung over
2. Concession Stand Potato Wedges
3. Biofreeze
4. Ski boots
5. Hiccups
6. A Landskate demo session, 4 sizes too big. BG sez I'm lyin', only 3 sizes too big.
7. Nitto randonneur bars
8. Soft Pretzels
9. (10:15am) coffee
10. (10:16am) hiccups

No one was really selling old(er) shift gear which is what I really went there for, nothing, and I mean nothing in 110 Shimano or Sugino, nothing for Stronglight, nothing for Zeus; there was one guy selling Miche but all track.

I stared long and hard at a $700 Romulus, no wheels or brakes.

Phil and I both stared long and hard at a 20" uni, with training wheels.

I stared hard; Phil was amused at a Santana tandem.

I stared hard at a stash of $20 SS built wheels w. Weinmann rims.

11. Flashers, jerseys, bibs, Michelins, $200 worth so bag was quite full.
12. Iced tea to stop hiccups
13. Iced tea to stop hiccups
14. zucchini/tomato pizza & broccoli ricotta pizza whilst staring amuzedlee at Phil's dissection of the icanhazcheezburbacon pizza.
15. a second straw for the diet coke to stop the hiccups.
16. an iced tea to stop the blasted hiccups
17. Navas
18. A car snooze as the day warmed up.
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