On my ride yesterday i hit the deck. Physically I’ve been stitched back together, but I’ve been wondering about my bike. I have never crashed before and do not know the check-up procedure after doing so. As I do nearly all of the work on my bikes myself, I know how to check for basic functionality, but are there other aspects that i have to consider after a crash? Thanks in advance for your input!
I came off the road and basically flew into the gravel ditch right next to the road. There was no hard collision or direct forceful impact on me or the bike (other than the ground).
The bike is a Canyon Aluminium frame & handlebars with a carbon fork & saddle post. The bike got a few small scratches, but looks very fine all things considered. The left break lever was twisted outwards, as I hit the ground/slope of the ditch with my left side first. After re-adjusting it, breaks and gears are working fine. Both wheels are still centered.