I've wanted a bike for years now but whenever I read or hear horror stories, (even ones that end ok) I change my mind. I guess it's one of those things like when you're a kid and you'd ride your skateboard/bicycle down a steep hill. You just can't think about the bad outcomes that can make you a quadriplegic. Just shift the gears and go. However, I tend to think that if I got one and had a close call like this, I'd walk it home and sell it.
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