Before anyone panics, I didn’t get into an accident. Instead, I met up with the guy who put my first big gash on my bike again today on Caltrain, and he did it again. This time around I mentioned it to him. Before I give you the primer, here are a few things to note:
I’m not completely bothered by scratches…they are bound to happen.
Yes. I know about the conventional wisdom of “the beater bike.” I choose to use my bike for commute/training, so I don’t want to spend time in the saddle of a bike I don’t intend to actually use on longer rides.
The person in question uses some unconventional lugs to fasten his saddle to his bike. These lugs are big and pointy in places.
Anyway, here’s how the whole thing went down: