Cycling in Sydney Australia
This morning I was happy to be riding on a steel frame.
Cruising straight down Enmore Rd at around 40km/h on my newish Fuji Touring, I saw ahead of me near the Enmore Theatre a car on the other side of the road, stationary, indicating to turn right. When I was about 20m from the intersection at which the car was was waiting, it decided to turn across me. I applied my brakes but there was nothing to stop me piling in to the side of the car.
I was left standing upright in the middle of the road, shocked. The only part of my body that made contact with the car was the knuckle of my right middle finger. My front fork took basically all the impact, twisting and buckling so that my front wheel was perpendicular to the frame. I'm hoping that the fork is the only part that is going to need replacing, it is getting checked at Cheeky now.
I wonder if I would have been so lucky if the frame was made of another material - I suspect not.