Loss of cockpit control is a very scary feeling, no wonder why you have to be so smart to be a pilot. Above all I am very glad to report that this incident did not happen while I was going down hill or in between 2 buses. I walked to my next stop and called the J who was close enough to drive uptoon in the team car and drop me a wheel to use for the rest of the day. Last night I grabbed my back up wheel from the barn and am ready to roll a Stay Alive here in a few. I also called the fine folks at Ultimate in Mathews who have ordered the new Axle and cones for me.
For all y'all in the 'Industry' do these photographs represent a warranty claim with Shimano?
The left hand turn off of Tryon and onto 3rd.
The column that I bounced off of.
The Unibiker (The Unibiker started Couriering in the Jar around the time of the Civil War long before any of us) was there with his pocket camera to document the mechanical failure.
Clearly a manufacturer defect.
Plenty of grease however more than half of the bearings were rolling down 3rd Street.
Check out semi veteran rookie courier Paschal in the back ground trying hard to understand what he was seeing.