liz asked in SportsCycling · 1 month ago

I crashed my bicycle & now the wheel is too close to the frame.?

The fork doesn't seem bent. I can't turn my handle bars because the wheel rubs against my feet. I ran into a pole. I wasn't going to fast. 


Im taking to the bike shop. No need to be a mean human. Im asking on here anyway.

5 Answers

  • D50
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Are you just describing the results of your crash or are you asking a question? You don't have to be going very fast to ruin your bike with a head-on crash. Just like a car. It might be fixable, but modern bike makers like aluminum and plastic frames because they cannot be straightened, only replaced.

  • pmt853
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Presumably you are asking for advice on fixing this. Try posting again with a picture of the damaged area. Does the wheel rotate freely or does it or the tyre rub against the frame, brakes or mudguard? If in doubt take it to a professional bike shop and het it fixed properly.

  • 1 month ago

    Jib Jab gave a very good comparison.  And you're criticizing him?  99.9% of all questions asked in the cycling section can be answered in five words.  Go to a bicycle shop.  In short...the internet won't fix your bike.   See link...     

  • 1 month ago

    I'm not trying to insult you but generally those who have to ask lack the skill and/or tools to do the repairs.  Go to a reputable bicycle shop. All too often the unskilled will do even more damage trying to do a repair. 

    Source(s): Motorized Bicycle Owner and Builder.
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  • 1 month ago

    Remove wheel. then put it back. Still no good? Go to a bike shop for a proper repair.

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