the other day, I was riding my Coker to the bike store. I took a shortcut behind my neighbor’s house, technically it’s no one’s property, there’s a FOR SALE sign there. anyway, it’s all unlandscaped and everything, real bumpy and stuff. at the end, there’s a slight drop, about eight or nine inches? or so. So I got to the end, went off the drop, and my Coker twisted and made a weird popping noise then twisted forwards again, and I’m not positive, but it felt like the wheel actually tacoed slightly then popped back into shape. needless to say, it was the weirdest feeling ever. has this ever happened to anyone, and is it likely that my wheel actually did taco, or did something else happen?
Yeah james that exact thing happened to me. Cept it was my crappy 28" Sun i could have sworn that the spokes hit my leg then went back into place but they didnt go back in perfectly and thats why my tire is worbly and crooked…
Same here. Remember, your wheel popped ALMOST back into place. It needs to be carefully retrued. The steel rims are weak to begin with and the stock hubs are too narrow so if the spokes are over-tensioned or under-tensioned it will have a tendency to taco. Now it has been stressed in a very unbalanced way and is even less uniform. Retrue the wheel and treat it with care until you get a replacement.
I tacoed mine hopping up stairs and riding down them. I did the emergency quick fix and won’t even ride off a curb until I get a replacement. Then I will abuse it.
I Think Somthing like that happens to Jeff Groves in U2.
Right after hes gapping those rocks,right before it swichtes to him dropping to the picinc table.Ive watched it like 20 times,and im still not sure.
Ahh, it’s nice to also be an amateur optician. I know what you’re talking about, it also appears to happen in Kris’s section when he’s hopping on the tops of some logs. What it actually is is Dan Heaton likes to use a fisheye lens, which has extreme distortion at the edge of the field. Straight lines curve, which is what you are seeing there. A decently built trials wheel is far too strong to do that in real life, at least due to as little stress as he was putting on it there.