A moment of silence for a fallen comrade... It's not my bike but I think whoevers it is, is really bumming right now. (Apparently fell of a bike rack)
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A moment of silence for a fallen comrade... It's not my bike but I think whoevers it is, is really bumming right now. (Apparently fell of a bike rack)

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  • 6 0
 Man, that sucks I'd be putting a cross on the side of the road in its place.
  • 1 0
 A friend of mine had a same situation with a test bike he just got from the store. Just when we got at 120km/u, we heard a slam noise on the roof and then we saw the bike dancing on the road behind us. A 4000EUR GT Sensor flew off the car, but he was lucky enough to just have the front wheel taco'd and the saddle ripped. That was all. Needless to say, he was very very lucky! A car behind, too close, could mean disaster. What happened was the rubber strap of the front wheel came lose and the wind pulled the bike off the rack.

Make sure you wrap another strap or belt or anything around the wheels, just to be sure. It was a Thule bikerack, which is a top notch product here in Europe... It shouldn't happen, but it can! Protect what is valuable to you, and protect others... A bike on the windshield of the car behind you could involve casualties in the worst case scenario. But it would definitely mean the end of a vacation or the end of the hobby for a while if you ride an expensive bike and you don't have any spare cash...

Cheers!
  • 2 0
 l had a bike take flight off a roof rack doing about 70mph... got lucky, nobody ran it over, it just slid on the highway.. minor scuffs on the frame, couple busted parts.
  • 2 1
 i'd be so pissed/disappointed if this happened! i'd never trust a bike rack. i'd either shove it in the boot of a car or just ride to the trails (since they aren't too far from my house)
  • 1 0
 I've always disliked external bike racks for fear that this would happen. Speaking of remains, that DHX looks somewhat intact.
  • 1 0
 as does the guide and possible cranks?
  • 2 0
 I dont get why it would just be left, surely they would come back to collect the parts?
  • 2 0
 I am gusing that they snapped a pic before they picked it up. But yeah defiantly take the parts that are still good.
  • 1 0
 Yeah suppose what I want to know is where or how the pedals fell off and wheels!
  • 1 2
 That's is so sad.I don't think they knew it fell off, and judging from the looks of it, the bike came down at high speed and was hit by several vehicles. You couldn't pay me to salvage anything off of that carnage.
  • 2 0
 I'm sure you would accept some money to take some of the things that are intact...
  • 1 0
 Nah, it's not worth it. Stress fractures cant always be seen by the naked eye. I wouldn't want to find one the hard way.
  • 2 0
 I have no words.. omg.. haha.. someones otta luck wtff
  • 2 0
 Guessing it fell off the bike rack? Ouch!
  • 2 0
 I was wondering where that went Razz
  • 1 0
 lmao!
  • 1 0
 K√ľat bike racks would never have allowed this atrocity to occur. I weep for the owner
  • 1 0
 cranks is still good, make a few bucks.
  • 1 0
 exactly. shock too. probably a lot more as well, you should have taken it. after the moment of silence of course...
  • 2 4
 The shock looks completely damaged
  • 2 0
 You mean Undamaged ?
  • 1 0
 yeah, seriously, that thing is fine.
  • 1 0
 That rear shocks still good grab it!
  • 1 0
 Ill take the chain! That looks reusable!
  • 1 0
 WTF happened the the wheels and the seat?O.o
  • 1 0
 do you think his warranty is void lol
  • 1 0
 this is totally putting me of bike racks:/
  • 1 0
 At least the shocks still there :L
  • 1 0
 Give me the story here
  • 1 0
 GUTTED for the guy/doll
  • 1 0
 Wow does that ever suck
  • 1 0
 THAT SUCKS!!
  • 1 0
 Gutted...
  • 1 0
 makes me sick
  • 3 6
 I'm sorry someone had to say it.. It looks like a Trek Session
  • 5 1
 Right where it belongs too
  • 1 0
 ^^ Not necessary when the bike actually is a session
  • 2 0
 i meant it belongs mangled on the side of the road.
  • 1 0
 No i meant the guy above you hence the double ^^

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