Funny you should say that. I was, literally, nearly crippled by my old Litespeed.
I had ridden the Litespeed for several years when it developed a sudden and severe shimmy on a fast descent (50+). I had taken that bike down many fast descents before and had never had a problem. Just as I clamped the top tube with my knees , the front wheel decided to buckle. The last thing I remember was my weight lifting from the saddle.
I was flown to the nearest trauma center 70 miles away where it was found that I had fractured my C1, C2, C7 and crushed my T6. I'm very lucky to be walking, much less alive!
I now ride a Colnago Dream B-Stay that I got through my team back in 2002. It's such a sweet ride! I haven't raced in several years but it's nice to get out with friends and put on some miles.
'69 Series 1 GTV (105.51)
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